Truck accident cases are not like typical motor vehicle accident cases. There are a number of interstate trucking regulations that often apply to these types of accidents. Only attorneys experienced in this sub specialty area of personal injury law are likely able to assist someone who has been involved in an accident with a large truck.
Large trucks, also referred to as 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers or Mack trucks, can easily cause serious injuries or death when they are involved in a collision. The size and weight of a large truck, with or without a trailer, loaded or unloaded, can crush a typical automobile. Victims who survive a trucking accident may sustain extremely serious injuries including amputations, fractured bones, brain damage and spinal injuries.
Commercial trucking is a large industry. There are always large trucks on the roadways and interstate. Trucking companies often make unreasonable demands on their drivers in order to make on-time deliveries and keep expenses down. That often results driver fatigue, carelessness and even aggressive driving behavior. Sometimes maintenance and safety issues are overlooked or ignored. Blowouts, unsafe loads and driver violations are also common factors in big rig accidents. As a result accidents resulting in serious injuries and death often occur.
While there are many personal injury firms that handle various accidents and personal injury cases, not all personal injury attorneys are experienced in representing those who have been injured in truck accidents. Having an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side is critical. Our managing partner, Dennis VanDerGinst, has been a member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice since 1994 and has also been selected to the National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. VanDerGinst Law has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of trucking accidents. Our trucking accident attorneys can help you too. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident with a large truck please contact VanDerGinst Law today. Call toll free 866-788-LAWS (5287). Also, please visit www.VLaw.com and www.BigTruckAccidentLawyers.com for more information.