According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 333,000 trucking accidents across the country. In those accidents, 3,921 people died, and another 104,000 people were injured. Almost 3,000 of those who died in these truck accidents were in the other vehicles, not the semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers.
The size and weight of these large trucks makes them very difficult to maneuver, and they are simply too heavy to stop quickly. Add to the size of the freight they carry, including toxic materials, flammable liquids, and huge loads, and it’s easy to understand how tractor-trailer accidents that involve cars and light duty trucks are often severe. According to the NHTSA, in 2012, 1,163 vehicles were involved in fatal accidents. 79 of those deadly accidents involved large trucks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, the personal injury attorneys at Clore Law will fight for your rights and help you seek the justice you deserve.
Trucking Accident Attorneys
Truck drivers are required to have commercial driving training and licensing, and they are also required to follow all state and federal regulations, as well ensure their trucks are well-maintained and that the load they are carrying is secure. However, despite these safety rules, accidents still occur. Some of the most common reasons for trucking accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Load shifting
- Mechanical defects
- Blind spots
The law allows victims of truck accidents to seek compensation for their injuries, and for damages that may include lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. Truck accidents can be complicated and must be thoroughly investigated. The trucking accident attorneys at Clore Law Group have the knowledge and the experience to help you navigate the complexities of the law. We advocate for innocent victims hurt by the negligence of others, and we aggressively fight for justice.
If you are involved in a tractor-trailer accident, you may wonder who is legally responsible for your injuries. While a fatigued or distracted driver may be responsible, the company that owns the truck may also be responsible for overworking the driver or having poor hiring policies. Also, if the accident was caused by a shifting load, then the responsibility may fall on the cargo company. The list of responsible parties could be extensive, which is why you need an experienced trucking accident law firm at your side.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a truck accident, call the experienced legal team at Clore Law Group. You need to focus on the most important things in your life, including your recovery. Let Clore Law Group handle the rest. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the truck accident, and identify the specific circumstances leading up to the crash. We know that big companies could try to dodge responsibility, but we won’t let them. Our goal is for you to be awarded the highest compensation to which you are entitled, so you can get back to living the life you have built. Call truck accident attorneys at Clore Law Group toll-free at 843-722-8070, or contact us online now.