Due to a semi-truck’s massive size and weight compared to a car or a motorcycle, being involved in a collision with one of them typically results in serious injury and even death. If you were involved in a devastating accident was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering.
However, filing a personal injury claim for a truck accident is more complex compared to car accident cases since truck drivers are backed by powerful corporations or government entities, which is why it is imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced and skilled truck accident attorney. At May Rammell & Thompson, our Pocatello truck accident attorneys have successfully handled these type of cases for many years and we are confident we can do the same for you.
Thousands of truck accidents occur every year in the United States. When a semi-truck is full loaded, it takes about 20% to 40% farther to stop than cars and making it extremely difficult to avoid a collision, especially if the road conditions are wet and slippery. In addition, truck drivers can drive up to 11 hours each day at a stretch of up to 77 hours over a seven-day period, resulting in fatigue that may cause an accident. Truck drivers may also try to drive at high speeds in order to meet deadlines.
Common causes of truck accidents include the following:
With more than 70 years of collective experience, our Pocatello personal injury lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of state and federal trucking regulations, driving laws, and court proceedings in order to obtain the outcome you deserve. We will do whatever it takes to protect your rights while you recover from your injury.
Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.