Trucking Accident Injury
Because of their sheer size, commercial trucks — tractor-trailers, big rig trucks or semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and other large vehicles — can cause the most serious injuries, death, and property damage, when they are involved in auto accidents.
Over the past ten years, the number of trucking accidents in the United States has increased by 10 percent. In 2002, accidents involving large trucks resulted in 4,897 deaths and 130,000 injuries, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Our auto accident attorneys understand the complexities involving big-rig truck accidents. These types of cases require injury lawyers experienced with:
- Knowledge of specific federal and state laws and regulations
- Special types of investigation for trucking accident reconstruction, using engineers and other expert witnesses specific to the trucking industry
- Expertise locating records about the training, licensing and driving activities of commercial truck drivers, as well as maintenance and repair schedules for the truck and other equipment that may have contributed to the accident.
- Understanding the dangers caused by big-rig trucks
Know Your Rights!
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals injured in commercial trucking accidents, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations. We are well versed in conducting thorough investigations, as well as dealing directly and firmly with trucking and insurance companies.
To contact an experienced injury attorney at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff for a free and confidential case evaluation, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.