If you have a traffic accident involving a large truck, 18-wheeler or semi-tractor trailer, you need to contact an experienced truck accident attorney immediately. The law offices of Robert A.Garcin can help you through every phase of this traumatic situation. We have the necessary expertise and many years of successful experience in handling these cases.
Truck accidents are not like fender benders or crashes involving privately owned passenger vehicles. The obvious difference is the sheer size and enormous weight of the truck. A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. Because of these factors these big rigs can cause extensive property damage and unfortunately, also result in severe personal injuries to the passengers and drivers of any other smaller vehicles involved in the crash.
Here are some startling facts reported recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the thousands of trucks sharing the roads with us every day:
- In 2007, 413,000 large trucks (over 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in the United States.
- 4,584 trucks were involved in fatal crashes.
- 101,000 people were injured in these truck related accidents.
- One out of nine traffic fatalities in 2007 involved a large truck.
You may not be aware of another important difference in circumstances surrounding these truck accidents. It is a well-established fact that the commercial trucking company or owners of the truck will have a representative at the accident scene immediately. This well prepared and knowledgeable company lawyer or agent will take pictures, interview witnesses and do everything they are able to do in an effort to decreases any possible truck company or truck driver liability. They will try to pay as little as possible in damages to you. You need to have the law offices of Robert A.Garcin represent you at this stressful time in order to determine the actual negligence and liability.
At the law offices of Robert A. Garcin, we know your rights in this situation and we have extensive, successful experience handling cases involving large trucks, their operators and owners. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence, driver fatigue, mechanical failure, or sometimes road rage. Truck accidents are often related to drug and alcohol use. Occupants of standard sized vehicles involved in these truck collisions incur enormous medical bills, loss of future income and many other financial burdens. Injuries frequently reported in these truck accidents include severe head trauma, spinal cord injuries and several other long-term serious injuries. Our aggressive and relentless staff will pursue the case until you receive the payment you deserve for your physical injuries and financial losses.
Let us take care of the insurance issues, witness interviews, investigation and necessary legal procedures. You can regain your peace of mind and concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery. We are pleased to offer a free initial consultation regarding your accident with a truck.