Trucks lack the ability to stop and maneuver the way smaller automobiles can. During the year 2015 alone, a total of 3,852 people died in large truck crashes. Sixteen percent of those deaths were truck drivers or occupants, 69 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. Contact our office immediately if you’ve been involved in a trucking accident. Semi Tractor Trailers carry heavy amounts of weight and are capable of catastrophic damage during accidents.
WHY 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
Truck drivers are required to have specialized training and certifications that allow them to help keep the roadways safe. Unfortunately, companies often but profit ahead of safety and create hazardous driving conditions.
It is not uncommon for truck drivers to continue driving their big-rigs long after they are required to stop and rest. Hours of service violations lead to exhausted and tired driving. Also, companies and drivers allow the tractor-trailers to get behind in service and they fail to maintain their equipment in proper operating condition. Vital features such as tires, brakes, hoses, steering, and other components put lives at risk. When companies become stressed with a shortage of truck drivers, they hire those who are not qualified to adequately operate machinery.
Not at all cases are due to inexperience or equipment failure, some collisions happen due to simple negligence. Whether a driver is falling asleep at the wheel, impaired, or speeding, contacting an Evansville truck accident lawyer soon after an accident is a wise decision.
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT
If you’ve been injured in any type of accident, it’s time to take action against the party at fault. Someone else’s negligence shouldn’t cost you thousands in medical bills. You deserve compensation for your injuries. I am committed to helping those who’ve been injured. Having dealt with insurance companies for several years, I’ve become familiar with the tactics they use to try and convince victims to settle for significantly less than they deserve.With Schnepper Law on your side, you’ll have a passionate attorney fighting for the best outcome possible. As an Evansville truck accident lawyer, I’ve helped numerous individuals with their claims, and will give your case the personal attention it deserves. We will fight for the resourced you need to recover.
You’re in pain. Your bank account is in dire straits. And it’s all because of something you had no control over. It’s time to get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. With a qualified Evansville truck accident lawyer, IN, you’ll have someone fighting for the best possible outcome to maximize your recovery. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident or any other type of accident, call Schnepper Law or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to make it to us, we will come to you. I am always more than happy give you a free consultation.