Semi-Truck Accidents
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Semi-Truck Accidents
We've Collected Millions
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WHY CONTACT A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER IMMEDIATELY?

After a commercial truck accident, the trucking company and their insurance company will immediately investigate at the scene. Their goal is to limit the recovery of those injured by a semi-truck. This may include recording statements from witnesses, photograph the accident scene, and vehicles in the crash. The police will also investigate and the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart will work with trucking experts to protect the evidence.

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This can include:

  • Photographing the scene which includes skid-marks that will dissipate in time
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Participating with experts to reconstruct the collision
  • Recommend medical care if needed
  • Analyze medical records
  • Legal notice to trucking companies and their insurance companies to preserve all evidence which may be destroyed after a designated period of time
  • Inspection of the semi-truck and data from the electronic control module or blackbox
  • Background investigation of driver and if not represented we may obtain their statement

The above is crucial where clients have sustained serious injury when it is the fault of the semi-truck or big truck driver and in some cases the big trucking company, along with truck manufacturers, shippers, and owners.

“Why should I hire your firm?”

We have the experience and resources to make a difference in the lives of our injured clients. We are the law firm that cares about you.

Millions in & Verdicts

$1.05 MILLION

Rear-End Collision

Rear End Accident 1.05 Million Settlement

$2.8 MILLION

Brain Injury

$1.7 MILLION

Commercial Truck

Commercial Truck Accident 1.7 Million Settlement

If you have been injured in a semi accident, seek medical attention immediately. The police should come to the scene of the accident and file a report. If possible, get names and contact information of witnesses and take photos of the vehicles and scene (such as damage to vehicles, skid marks, road signs, or anything that might have contributed to the wreck). This is especially important in commercial truck accidents as trucking companies sometimes work quickly to destroy vital evidence. Get the name, contact information, license number, trucking company name and insurance details from the truck driver. Write down details of the wreck including date, time, location, what happened to cause the accident and other details while they are fresh on your mind. Notify your insurance company of vehicle damage and injuries you sustained. Do not discuss the accident with the at-fault party’s insurance company before consulting with a semi wreck attorney.

If you have been injured by an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck, having an experienced trucking accident attorney on your side is crucial to getting the compensation you deserve. Trucking companies want to pay out as little as possible to accident victims so they hire attorneys and experts to fight injury claims. Don’t let a trucking company deny you the benefits you deserve – let an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.

Common things a semi wreck injury lawyer looks for include:

  • Was the driver properly trained and licensed?
  • Was the driver suffering from fatigue or rushing to make a deadline?
  • Has the driver been involved in other accidents?
  • Was the driver distracted by cell phone or texting?
  • When did the driver last have a rest period?
  • Was the driver using drugs or alcohol?
  • When was the last safety inspection performed?
  • Has the trucking company been cited for violations in the past?
  • Was the truck and trailer functioning properly?
  • Was the trailer loaded properly?

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the top ten factors contributing to trucking accidents are as follows. With the exception of brake problems and roadway problems, most of the top ten causes relate to some type of driver error.

(Note: these percentages do not add up to 100 percent because this study allowed for more than one factor to be identified as contributing to an accident.) Brake problems:(29 percent of accidents)

  • Traveling too fast for conditions: (23 percent)
  • Unfamiliar with roadway: (22 percent)
  • Roadway problems: (20 percent)
  • Over-the-counter drug use:(17 percent)
  • Inadequate surveillance: (14 percent)
  • Fatigue: (13 percent)
  • Driver felt under work pressure from carrier: (10 percent)
  • Made illegal maneuver: (9 percent)
  • Inattention: (9 percent)

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"I was riding in a truck with my family in Cincinnati, when were hit by a semi. I can't believe they drove all the way to the hospital to me meet and my family. I spent over a year in recovery. I am so glad that we hired Flora and want to thank her and Leeann for all their hard work."

Shakota Tritz

“She’s determined… and that’s what it takes.

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