Fully loaded tractor-trailers weigh more than six times as much as the average passenger vehicle, so it’s no surprise that trucking accidents are among the most devastating. Every year in the United States, there are over 400,000 collisions involving heavy trucks, and more than 100,000 people are injured, a third of them suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries, and over 5,000 die in these crashes. Every year over 100,000 are injured, one-third of those life-altering injuries. Statistics give you the numbers, but they can’t tell you the stories of the people involved: their daily struggles to survive and overcome their injuries, the pain they experience, the stress on them and their families, and the strain on their finances.
Even the best safety-equipped passenger cars, trucks, and SUV’s are at a serious disadvantage when up against the size, weight, configuration and sheer momentum of commercial trucks. Passenger vehicle drivers and passengers are more likely to suffer serious or catastrophic injuries in a collision with a commercial vehicle than with another passenger vehicle.
Drivers of passenger cars are often not as aware as they should be when navigating a road shared with big trucks. Truckers often complain that cars change lanes around them with inadequate room, slow too quickly, or follow too closely. Because of this, proving liability in a commercial truck accident is often easier said than done. Investigating the circumstances under which the accident occurred and proving who was at fault is the most critical aspect of your personal injury case. There are Statutes of Limitations that apply to personal injury cases. If you wait too long to take action, you will lose any right you may have to recover from liable parties. This is why you need an experienced attorney from the Savage Law Firm. Our strategy from day one is to focus on your case, so you can focus on your recovery.