A fully-loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. When a semi tractor-trailer collides with a passenger vehicle, occupants of the smaller vehicle are likely to suffer serious injuries or death. If you have been seriously hurt or lost a loved one in a trucking collision, contact Brodhead Law as soon as possible. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released facts about large truck crashes:
FMCSA reports on the “first harmful event” leading to fatal large truck crashes in a recent year. These deadly collisions occurred as follows:
Tractor-trailers can easily weigh 20 times more than a passenger vehicle. It is no wonder that when a collision occurs, occupants of smaller vehicles are likely to suffer serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Types of injuries common in trucking collisions include:
In a crash involving a large commercial truck, there may be multiple potentially liable parties, including:
Trucking accidents are complex cases involving federal and state regulations and multiple potentially liable parties. Our experienced trial lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to thoroughly investigate the accident, obtain and preserve evidence, determine and prove liability, and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a trucking collision, call Brodhead Law right away to schedule a consultation. We are dedicated to helping you pursue the compensation you need for your future. Our attorneys have a success rate of greater than 99% recovering settlements and awards for our clients.