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Some of the worst wrecks involve 18-wheelers. As the biggest, heaviest vehicles on the roads, big rig accidents can have horrible, heartbreaking outcomes — and many of them could have been avoided if only some party had been more responsible or careful.
We have more than 20 years of experience representing survivors and families in the toughest truck wreck cases. Strategic, tireless, and compassionate, we have the skills, resources, and knowledge to stand up to any opponent inside or outside the courtroom, and we know how to win.
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Reckless choices, oversights, and performance errors on the road are just a few ways negligence can lead to truck crashes. This negligence can come from various parties, including drivers, trucking companies, automakers, and others.
More than 8 in 10 big rig wrecks are caused by motorists’ actions or inactions. Most of the time:
Failing to abide by state or federal trucking regulations is a common way trucking companies can be negligent and end up causing truck accidents. This negligence can include (and is not limited to) failing to:
Equipment failures and mechanical problems on 18-wheelers cause about 6% of all fatal 18-wheeler crashes. While the brakes and the tires experience the most failures, it’s not uncommon for other essential systems — like the transmission, the engine, and the electrical systems — to fail if manufacturers fail to:
Various other forms of negligence can and does lead to serious semi crashes far too often. Some examples include:
Tractor-trailer crashes have been on the rise in the U.S., claiming thousands of victims every year. In fact, the latest truck accident statistics shared below show how often big rig wrecks are hurting and killing people across the nation (source: FMCSA).
The sooner, the better. If you think you need a lawyer, waiting to talk to one won’t help you.
The truth is that you have limited time to file a case — and the longer you wait, the more challenging it could be to successfully resolve your case.
By consulting with an attorney as soon as possible after a tractor-trailer crash, you can immediately start protecting your rights. You can also get the answers, advice, and advocacy needed to build a stronger, more persuasive case.
Also, keep in mind that:
The value of any tractor-trailer crash case depends on the injuries and damages involved. Those can include past and future losses resulting from truck accident injuries, as well as economic and non-economic damages.
Commonly, the damages included in truck accident compensation include (but may not be limited to):
It costs nothing to learn more about your rights and legal options after an 18-wheeler accident. In fact, talking to a lawyer can uncover key information that can help you get a case started on the right foot.
To get the answers you need, simply contact a truck accident attorney at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We provide unmatched counsel and superior advocacy to help truck accident victims win. To discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery, just contact us today.