Lindstadt Law represents 18 wheeler accident victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of a tractor trailer, truck or other driver.
Every year, nearly 500,000 large trucks (tractor-trailers or “semis”) are involved in traffic accidents in the United States. Approximately 5,000 of these accidents involving semi trailer trucks result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck. Not surprisingly, most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of the vehicles struck by tractor-trailers. Truck drivers typically escaped unscathed.
The Federal government requires tractor-trailer and other large truck operators to acquire a commercial drivers license and undergo limited drug and alcohol testing. However, many truck safety advocates question the effectiveness of the licensing and testing program. A more pressing matter, according to safety experts, is truck driver fatigue. New rules implemented by The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have helped limit this issue but is far from prevention of the fatigue of those employees whose profession is driving. With the pressure to deliver their loads, however, drivers often continue when prudence suggests otherwise. Some 20% of long-haul truck drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel within the last month.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, it is important to consider your legal options. Many truckers are employed by large corporations that may put delivery of their goods ahead of your safety.
Lindstadt Law will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:
• Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
• Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
• Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
• Mental anguish and emotional distress or death
• Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs.
After a collision, it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights. If you wish to discuss your accident with a semi tractor-trailer accident lawyer call (844) LIND-LAW for a free case evaluation or to schedule an appointment at one of our five locations.