Collisions involving tractor-trailers and semi trucks have the potential to be devastating to all vehicles, drivers and passengers involved. The size differences and speeds at play can often result in serious injuries or even death.
In recent years, the number of commercial vehicles registered in the United States was nearly 108 million. With that many trucks on the road, rushing to make shipments, the danger is out there. State and federal governments have taken great precaution, passing laws to mitigate the risk, but it is estimated that over 140,000 semitruck accidents occur each year, causing tens of thousands of injuries and death.
Evaluating Your Claim And Building Your Case
At Shanks Law Firm, we are equipped to quickly assess the details of the accident and recreate the manner in which the collision occurred. We will also assess additional circumstances that may have played a role in the accident. These can include distraction of the driver, breach of protocol or speeding.
Often one of the most common contributors in accidents involving trucks is driver fatigue. Drivers are required to come off of the road to rest after an allotted period of time, carefully staying under hourly limits and getting sufficient sleep. This timing must be documented in detail. We will pull the driver's logs and evidence showing how long the truck was on the road and how much rest the driver had gotten in the last several days.
It is important that you work with an attorney as soon as possible following the accident. Evidence like this can quickly disappear or be lost, as the trucking company tries to avoid liability as much as possible. We will fight to ensure that all relevant evidence is retained so that we can demonstrate ways that the accident could have been prevented, and the pain and loss you've experienced could have been avoided.
Representing The Injured In Both Iowa And Nebraska
We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not accept a fee unless you are paid. To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your trucking crash with an Omaha truck accidents attorney, please contact our firm today at 712-322-2600 or toll free at 888-322-2608.