A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for those involved and can result in significant damages and severe injuries. This is especially true when one of the vehicles is a commercial truck. As a result of their relatively large size in comparison to other vehicles, as well as their potentially toxic or flammable cargo, semi-trucks can cause greater damages and more serious injuries than other vehicles.
There are many potential causes of a collision with a semi-truck. These causes may be the result of negligence on the part of a trucking company, such as a failure to properly train drivers, supplying improper safety equipment, load weight violations and overworking drivers, which can lead to driver fatigue.
On the other hand, a truck collision may be the result of negligence by the driver, such as speeding, inattentive driving, failing to change lanes safely and failing to drive according to current weather conditions. Regardless of whether such a collision is the result of negligence by the driver or the company itself, those injured in a truck collision can bring an action to collect damages against the trucking company.
Whether the trucking company or the driver causes an accident with a commercial truck, the ensuing personal injury or wrongful death action can become complex. This is because trucking companies begin investigating accidents immediately with their attorneys and insurance representatives and facts in such cases can become complicated and difficult to organize.
It is therefore imperative that victims of truck accidents obtain legal representation experienced in such matters. The attorneys at Gaar Law Firm are knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for their personal injury clients with experience litigating truck accident cases. Our attorneys will fight on your behalf and see your case through from start to finish to ensure that you don't become overwhelmed or overpowered by litigation teams employed by trucking companies.