Large commercial vehicles like semi-trucks dwarf most other vehicles on the roads, so even minor shifts in a semi’s movement may result in devastating interstate accidents. Complicating matters, truck drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel without taking breaks, making them extremely tired and significantly affecting their perception.
Fighting for the Semi-Truck Accident Compensation You Deserve
Since semi-truck accidents can be so complex, it’s crucial to hire a seasoned attorney to determine the most effective legal strategy to hold the responsible parties accountable. Determining the amount of money to which you may be entitled requires an extensive investigation of many different factors. Fortunately, our legal experience provides us with the knowledge and insight to assess any type of semi-truck accident.
Frequently Asked Questions About Semi-Truck and Interstate Accidents
When a family is affected by a tractor trailer accident, they often have many questions. Some of the most common concerns that we hear from semi-truck accident victims include:
Why should I hire an attorney after a semi-truck accident?
In situations specifically involving semi-truck accidents, attorneys can examine a variety of possible contributors to the incident, such as
- Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Defective Parts or Equipment
- Improper Maintenance
- Improper Loading
- Defective Road Design or Construction
It is also important to remember that semi-truck drivers typically operate their vehicles for extended periods since many drivers make interstate deliveries. This can lead to road fatigue, sleepiness, and even dozing off behind the wheel that leave them open to charges of negligence for the accident. If another person’s negligence caused a truck accident, you do not have to assume the losses from that accident, even if it was minor. A legal professional can assist you to achieve the most favorable outcome in your case.
When should you contact an attorney after a semi-truck accident?
It is crucial to speak to an attorney familiar with truck accidents as soon as possible, regardless of the severity of the accident and injuries. While you may reach out to an attorney at any time, discussing the accident or personal injury with a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident is the best option because the more time that passes, the less access you and your legal team will have to critical evidence. In most truck accident cases, the information that can be gathered within the first sixty (60) days can increase the value of a case tremendously. Consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer as soon you can after the accident.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
Claims involving semi-trucks can be more complex than car accident claims because many different parties may be liable for the crash including the truck driver, the carrier, manufacturer and parts makers, and other vendors. Determining who is liable for a truck accident may require a thorough investigation into the different contributing factors.
Get Your Case Started
If a semi-truck accident affects you or a loved one, you can count on The Leach Firm, P.A. for the legal solutions you deserve. We’ve represented countless clients who’ve suffered from semi-truck accidents in Florida, Georgia, and beyond.
Reach out to us for a free consultation if you’ve been involved in a semi-truck or interstate accident, and we’ll be glad to speak with you about the circumstance. Based on your information, we can help you determine the right steps for moving forward. In addition to accidents involving large commercial vehicles, we also represent other auto accident victims, as well as a wide range of personal injury cases.