Because of their size, weight, and speed at which they travel, tractor-trailers (18 wheelers) and other commercial vehicles tend to cause catastrophic damage when they’re involved in an accident. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 11 people are killed every day in a large truck collision. Tractor-trailers typically weigh close to 80,000 pounds as compared to a 3,000 to 4,000 pound car. The enormous weight difference requires much greater attention to the distance between tractor-trailers and passenger cars. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a negligent truck driver, you deserve to be fairly compensated. You need to work with Arkansas injury lawyers who have the experience to can get you the compensation you deserve.
Your Truck Accident Attorneys
Accidents are caused by a variety of reasons that all come back to negligence. Distracted driving, alcohol-related collisions, careless commercial drivers, and even defective automobile parts play a role in causing accidents. When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to also suffer financially. When you’re the victim of a truck accident, you have the right to be compensated for property damage, medical costs, and lost wages. We have been helping Arkansas truck accident victims get what they deserve for over 25 years.
Why Truck Accidents Happen
Many factors canlead to a truck accident. An accident could be the result of poor company policies, defective truck parts like faulty brakes ordefective tires, a truck driver driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driver fatigue, human error or a combination of causes. We work every case as if it will go to trial. We overturn every stoneto build a strong case. Trucking accident cases are not the same as accidents involving passenger cars. Immediate action is necessary to preserve evidence, obtain driving records from the trucking company, and investigate the scene. You need lawyers who are experienced in handling trucking cases. When you’re dealing with injuries or the death of a loved onedue to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, the last thing you have time for is investigating the collision, obtaining crucial evidence, and navigating the court system. No matter how complex or unique your situation, we work tirelessly to ensure your rights are upheld.
We can help you with any type of truck accident injury claim including:
- Distracted or texting truck drivers
- Driver fatigue from too many driving hours
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Improperly trained truck drivers
- Truck failure due to poor maintenance
- Truck equipment failure
- Defective truck parts including truck tires and brakes
Many truck companies are concerned aboutprofits over public safety. Pressure is put on the drivers to work long and unsafe hour, which all too often has tragic consequences. When we take your case, we consult with experts, accident reconstructionists, engineers, and life care planners to prove your case and the compensation you deserve.Whether it’s the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer or another entity – we build a strong case that holds the responsible party accountable to get you the compensation you deserve.