Commercial Truck Accidents

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Weighing anywhere from 6,000 lbs to upwards of 33,000 lbs., commercial trucks are massive vehicles that play an essential role in the transportation and retail industries.

Commercial Truck Accident Reports and Statistics

Tragically, commercial trucks – along with other large trucks such as big rigs and tractor trailers – account for approximately 13 percent of all traffic accidents on U.S. roadways each year.

Due to their heavy weight, commercial trucks typically cause more serious accidents than passenger cars, particularly when they are going at higher speeds. In fact, in roughly 98 percent of large truck accidents, at least one individual in another passenger car is killed.

Causes of Commercial Truck Crashes

Some of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents include:

  • animals, garbage or other debris in the road
  • driver fatigue and/or intoxication
  • driver inexperience
  • failure to follow traffic laws
  • poor road and/or weather conditions
  • poorly attached trailer loads
  • reckless or careless driving
  • vehicle equipment failure

Commercial Truck Accidents Cause Severe Damage

Following a commercial truck crash, victims may have to deal with a number of devastating consequences, including:

  • serious injuries that require expensive medical treatments
  • long recovery periods (if full recovery is even possible)
  • permanent disabilities
  • an inability to earn a living
  • costly property damage
  • significant financial hardship
  • the wrongful death of a loved one

Specific types of injuries that victims may sustain can include:

Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers

Should you or a loved one be injured in a commercial truck crash, you will likely be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries, losses and pain and suffering. Injured parties can learn more about their legal rights and find out if they are eligible for a settlement by speaking with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers. We have extensive experience in handling motor vehicle crashes involving commercial trucks and are well equipped to help you and your family recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Our truck accident lawyers are committed to providing the best possible legal representation by:

  • Compiling all necessary evidence, including police reports, witness statements and forensic evidence
  • Pinpointing the inconsistencies and weaknesses in the opponent's arguments
  • Finding specialists who will provide expert testimony to bolster victims' claims
  • Advocating for our clients in trial, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings