We’ve all been there – driving beside a massive 18-wheeler barreling down the freeway – wondering, “What if it the driver moves into my lane and pushes me off the road?”
With the size and power of large trucks increasing and Congress so far failing to tighten restrictions or impose new liability standards on trucking companies, we have every right to be concerned about what happens if involved in an accident involving a large truck.
And the figures raise further concerns. According to recent data, the death toll in truck-involved crashes rose 17 percent from 2009 to 2013.
The results of trucking accidents can be significant, from severe injury to damage to your own vehicle and loss of income during recovery. Whether a truck accident is a result of negligence or equipment failure, the consequent injuries and damages are all too often devastating.
If you or your family member is a victim of a truck crash, it is vital that you reach out to lawyers who can help you obtain just compensation.
At CaseyGerry, it has been our job during our 70 years of practice to protect victims’ rights and support our clients during tough times. We understand the ins and outs of personal injury law as well as the complex rules of the road that govern drivers and companies in the trucking industry.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, please contact the attorneys at CaseyGerry.