If you, or someone you know, has been killed or injured in a crash with a large commercial truck because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
Trucking companies are required to follow commercial vehicle regulations on both the federal and state level, as well as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations concerning their equipment. Failure to follow these regulations are commonly the cause of many truck accidents.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are among the most serious and most deadly in the United States. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers of large commercial trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of a crash than other factors.
Everyday, there are thousands of trucks traveling Washington streets and highways. When a large commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the result can be catastrophic. A typical fully-loaded, large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Due to this size disparity and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a big rig or other commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. Unfortunately, a passenger vehicle offers little protection when going up against a semi-truck, and wrongful death lawsuits arise when a person is killed in an accident due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.
A semi-truck crash can have both short-term and long-term consequences for victims. These range from health problems to financial issues, or even the death of a loved one. These very difficult circumstances can place individuals and their families under significant emotional pressures, which insurance companies don’t always consider.
At Torres & Haroldson, PLLC, we have the experience to deal with difficult defendants and insurance companies, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We address each and every case on an individual basis and give you the attention to detail you need.
If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will come to your home or hospital room to provide you with the service you deserve.