Accidents Waiting To Happen
While large trucks are essential to the American economy, semis can be dangerous vehicles to share the road with. These enormous vehicles can weigh over 10,000 pounds and are 70 feet long. Their substantial size means that a driver’s mistake can lead to a devastating accident.
Since there are typically several parties involved in a truck accident, it is essential to have experienced legal support. Our attorneys at HPS Law Firm have over 100 years of combined legal experience. They can offer skilled advocacy as you navigate your injury claim.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?
Driving a large commercial vehicle is a difficult job. Often, truck drivers are overtired and spend many hours on the road. In addition to long hours, truck drivers face other hazards, such as:
- Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
- Tight deadlines
- Distracting consoles
- Changing weather and road conditions
These factors can have a significant impact when a driver needs to react to changes in traffic or road conditions. Unfortunately, when a truck driver loses control of a semi, it can have a catastrophic impact on the surrounding vehicles.
Why Are Truck Accidents Complicated?
Unlike an accident with a car, a collision with a commercial vehicle involves more than the driver. In addition to the driver, there may be other people or entities involved in settling a personal injury claim with a commercial vehicle, such as:
- The insurance company for the truck company
- The trucking company
- The insurance company for the driver (if the driver has a separate policy)
- The truck manufacturer
Insurers and trucking companies can sometimes make these situations complex by passing blame for the accident. It is essential to have skilled representation so that you have the legal support you need.
Talk To A Lawyer Today
After an accident with a semi, getting support from one of our skilled attorneys, who will understand your case, is essential. To schedule a consultation at our Sioux Falls office, fill out the online contact form or call us at 605-252-9277.