A semi-struck, also known as an 18-wheeler, can weigh up to 18,000 pounds compared to an average automobile weight of 5,000 pounds. The length of time needed to stop a semi-truck can be 40% greater than the time needed to stop an automobile. A collision with a semi-truck can be substantially more serious than a collision with an automobile due to the sheer size and weight of a semi-truck.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Common injuries resulting from automobile accidents can include:
- Driver fatigue
- Negligent hiring
- Improperly trained drivers
- Brake problems
- Unfamiliarity with the roadway
- Unsafe turns
- Prescription drug use
- Driver distraction
- Truck defects
Common Truck Accident Injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Brain, neck, and spinal injuries
- Lost limbs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Emotional distress/Psychological Trauma
Injuries resulting from being involved in an accident with a semi-truck may take years to recover from and often result in substantial medical costs depending on the severity of your injuries. At Culver Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping you get back on your feet and on your path to recovery. We will not let insurance companies push you around and minimize the financial compensation that you may be entitled to. Culver Law Firm will vigorously negotiate your personal injury claim with insurance companies to help you receive the settlement you deserve.
Contact Culver Law Firm to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Culver Law Firm, we offer contingency fee agreements. This means that you do not pay any attorney fees until the case is settled. We will work on your behalf to obtain the best possible settlement or verdict; our fees will be covered in the final settlement. There are no up-front fees for our representation. You only pay attorney fees if we recover money for your injuries. If we fail to settle your case or receive a favorable verdict, you pay not attorney fees.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact Culver Law Firm for a free consultation. Our consultations are always confidential; you can trust us to represent your interests fairly. We help you get back on the road to recovery.