Trucking Accident Attorney
Involved in a Truck Accident or an 18-wheeler Accident?
18-wheelers and large trucks can cause massive damage and cause severe injuries including broken bones, head, neck, and back injuries, as well as catastrophic injuries and even death. An 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. All too often, company drivers and 18-wheeler drivers are fatigued after driving multiple hours in a row, and are a risk to fall asleep at the wheel. Even more common, is a poorly trained driver who is unable to properly maneuver the massive vehicle they have been asked to operate. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury after being hit by an 18-wheeler or large truck, call a personal injury attorney at The Patel Firm PLLC to discuss your options. We make it our business to hold trucking companies accountable for their actions.
18-wheeler and Truck Accident Facts
18-wheelers, big rigs, mack trucks, and everything in between can be menacing as they charge down the roadways. When the driver is negligent, and causes an accident, the injuries sustained from this type of collision can be devastating. 18-wheeler and big truck injuries can change lives in an instant. Here are just a few facts:
- In 2015, 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
- Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States.
- Commercial trucks, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.
- More than 15 million big trucks and 18-wheelers are operating in the United States at any given time.
Common Injuries after an 18-Wheeler or Truck Accident
- Lacerations and deep bruising
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma and concussions
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with an 18 wheeler or large truck, contact a personal injury lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC immediately. 24/7/365, we are available. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you. Contact us today.