If You’re Involved In An Accident With A Semi, You’ll Usually Come Out On The Losing EndPosted by in Q&A
Accidents involving semi-trucks, 18 wheelers and commercial trucks present many unique challenges when they cause injury or death to other drivers. Because of their size and the speeds involved, such accidents can often cause severe injuries.
Trucking accidents can be the result of speed, inattention, or lack of sufficient rest by the driver. Over the road drivers must follow strict regulations as to time driven and rest breaks. A driver who is not following these regulations may create a danger for himself and others.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately. It is vital that evidence be retained and obtained. Your attorney may need to obtain information from the truck’s “black box,” an accident reconstruction may need to be performed, the scene of the accident must be documented before important evidence such as skid marks, debris and damage is lost. Trucking accidents may be caused by equipment malfunction or failure on the truck, such as brake or tire failure. These things must be investigated as soon as possible and the evidence maintained.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, please call Todd N. Hendrickson, immediately. Todd N. Hendrickson practices law throughout Missouri and Illinois and can discuss any potential claim you may have.