Trucking Accident Attorney
Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys investigate and consider all aspects of the injuries and losses a victim suffers in the aftermath of a big truck accident to ensure their case is as credible and accurate as possible.
Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys will determine all parties liable for your injuries and/or property loss and hold them accountable for damages to ensure you maximum compensation.
Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys can help with the time-consuming regulatory “red tape” that almost always follows a major truck accident and act as a resource if you are injured and unable to complete the work yourself.
Safety initiatives have helped to reduce the number of tractor trailer truck accidents occurring yearly across the country. Big truck driving companies that follow new regulations have helped to reduce the number of big truck accidents. But no matter what attempts are made to prevent truck accidents, the increasing number of motorists and tractor trailer trucks on the nation’s highways amounts to Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys never having to worry about who to help next. Big truck accidents are an unfortunate, and apparent, reality on our nation’s highways.
Truck Driver’s Fatigue
Shipping schedules and unpredictable travel conditions cause driver fatigue, one of the leading causes for big truck accidents. Trucking companies thrive when products and cargo are shipped as fast as possible. The cost of this business model is the correlation between profit and driver health. The less a driver sleeps or stops, the faster the shipments reach their destination. sometimes a typical work day for a big truck driver can extend up to sixteen hours, leaving little time for personal care. The resulting decreased attention spans and lower reaction times contribute to an increased number of big truck accidents.
In addition to driver fatigue, the physical limitations of a tractor trailer truck are a major cause of accidents. For example, chemical or toxic cargo and wide loads can sometimes become loosened from the truck and spill onto the roadway, causing harm to surrounding motorists in the resulting truck crash. The driver of the tractor trailer is also tasked with keeping track of his or her “blind spot,” an area along the right or left side of the truck where the driver cannot see motorists.
“Jackknifing” involves the tractor trailer and rig of the truck turning at a right angle, usually as a result of slippery road conditions or the driver braking or turning incorrectly. The outstretched tractor trailer can collide into nearby vehicles, cause the rig to veer off course, or block incoming traffic for an extended period of time, all of which contribute to big truck accidents being potentially injurious and sometimes fatal.
In other cases, the wide turns made by big trucks can be legally used to establish fault in a semi truck accident. Trucks driving on small roads sometimes require two lanes of traffic to complete a turn. This is done so the truck does not damage parked cars or overtake curbs. In the event a wide turn causes an accident, the semi truck driver can sometimes be held liable for the big truck collision.
To sort out the aftermath of a semi truck accident, drivers and afflicted motorists must endure a far more difficult set of regulatory procedures, or “red tape,” in comparison to accidents between smaller automobiles. Law enforcement, insurance, medical personnel and the truck driver’s shipping company will besiege the average motorist after they are involved in a semi truck accident. In the event of a toxic spill, disengaged cargo, or multi-car semi truck accident, the burdens after the accident only increase for the average driver. To protect yourself, contacting the skilled Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys from VanDerGinst Law is a vital first step following a tractor trailer accident.
Contact Experienced Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death as the result of a tractor trailer or big truck accident, call the Davenport Truck Accident Attorneys from VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or CLICK HERE for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. Our team of truck accident attorneys are licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa and the federal courts. We have handled and can handle serious cases all over the country. No matter where you reside VanDerGinst Law can help you.