The extent of damage in any road accident is often largely dependent upon the size of the vehicles involved. The larger the vehicle, the greater its potential for damage, so naturally, the amount of destruction in an accident involving an 18 wheeler would be considerably greater than it would be in a car or motorcycle wreck.
18 wheelers, or semi-trailer trucks, can reach up to 50 feet in length. They can carry freight reaching weights of up to 140 thousand pounds, or more, in special cases. Any accident with a vehicle of such monstrous proportions is sure to end in serious, and most likely fatal, injuries for anybody involved. Because these trucks are dangerously huge, 18 wheeler accidents are among the most fatal in the U.S
The vast majority of 18 wheeler trucks on the road transport cargo like groceries and other essential goods for human consumption, making these giants a pretty common sight for motorists. They frequent freeways and major streets, delivering everyday household commodities to various business establishments for distribution. Because there are so many of them in America’s highways, the risk for 18 wheeler accidents is dangerously high as well.
More than 400,000 crashes involving large trucks and 18 wheelers occur yearly, amounting to over 150,000 injuries and over 5000 fatalities. If an 18 wheeler accident has injured you or has caused the death of a loved one, the Alexander Law Firm can help you fight for your rights. Should you choose to retain our firm we can help you get the medical treatment that you need and get you back on the road again. In most cases, we can provide immediate assistance with:
- rental car*
- vehicle replacement down payment*
- medical treatment*
- wage reimbursement*
- medical expense reimbursement*
*Certain restrictions apply so please call our office for details today 1-800-350-5110. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Home and hospital visits are available and best of all you pay no fees, court costs or expenses unless you recover. If you received bodily injuries from this accident it is extremely important that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Insurance companies will use your delay in seeking treatment against you arguing that if you were injured you would not have waited so long to get treatment.
You may qualify for a compensation claim, and you will need a legal expert to defend that claim and strengthen your case in court. Litigation cases involving large commercial trucks usually involve several different companies, and consequently, multiple insurance companies as well. Gathering evidence, investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, and collecting testimonies from physicians and expert witnesses are key points in building a case.
The Alexander Law Firm has the legal resources, coupled with the necessary skills and experience, to help you recover damages for medical treatment expenses, pain and suffering, wage loss, and other injuries. To find out if you qualify for a claim, contact us today so we can thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.
Our attorneys will advise and represent you with no legal fees or court costs unless you win the compensation amount you deserve. We also offer free initial consultations. Dial 1-800-350-5110 now to speak with our 18 wheeler accident attorneys.