When you are involved in a collision and you are in an automobile or on a motorcycle and the other vehicle is a fully-loaded, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer traveling seventy-five miles an hour, the odds are not in your favor. Collisions with tractor-trailers often result in death or very serious injuries.
Experience matters. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured or killed in accidents involving tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles.
By the time you have left the hospital or buried your loved one, it is likely that the insurance company for the tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle has hired an accident reconstruction expert and has been collecting evidence to defend the commercial driver and its company. You will need a law firm with experience in tractor-trailer accidents, Federal Motor Carrier laws, accident reconstruction and evidence preservation. Our firm will move quickly to protect your rights.
- According to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) in the most recent reporting year of 2014 there were 3,978 large trucks involved in fatal crashes. A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds. Between 2009 and 2013 there was a shocking 20% increase in these fatal event collisions.
- The number of injuries caused by large trucks increased by a whopping 55% in that some five-year period! From 2013 through 2014 the number of large trucks involved in injury crashes increased by 21 percent, from 73,000 to 88,000. As it pertains to property damage only, that percentage increased by 31% to 346,000.
- Increased weight increases the probability that a trucking accident will result in serious injury or death.
- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, automobile drivers are responsible 44% of the time and truck drivers 56% of the time in a trucking accident.
- It takes three times as much distance for a truck to stop than for a passenger vehicle to stop.
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Let us put our fifty-plus years of experience to work for you. If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a trucking accident, contact our office for a consultation at (505) 242 - 6300 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultations with our law firm are free and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we collect an attorney fee only if you recover a settlement or judgment in your lawsuit.