Federal and state trucking regulations have been set forth to help insure that semi-truck drivers who take to our roads, do so in the safest possible manner. When drivers skip important safety measures and find workarounds to necessary regulations, such as driving impaired by fatigue or even alcohol, very serious accidents can occur. When a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or semi is involved with any collision with most any other vehicle on the road, catastrophic injuries or fatal accidents can occur. This causes a ripple affect of damages and potential financial hardships to victims and their families. If you or a family member has been involved in such an accident, the right and fitting thing to do is to speak with an attorney to discuss pursuit of compensation for damages. No Win — No Fees or Costs · Services in English, Spanish and Creole A Types Of Semi-Truck AccidentsThe devastating impact that can occur with the size and speed of these trucks is enormous. Here are a few of the common types of accidents that occur when drivers are negligent, poorly trained, fatigued, alcohol-impaired, or lose control in a fit of road rage:
- Blind Spots Accidents
- Jackknife Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Air Brake Malfunctions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- Tire blowouts
- Under-ride accidents
- Loss of trailers or loads
- Hazardous material (Hazmat) spill
Driver Safety and Liability Proper vehicle maintenance and adherence to safety measures can save lives. When a driver ignores those things and accidents do occur, there may be several parties that share in liability. Some of those causes could include:
- Companies have rigid, unrealistic deadlines for drivers.
- Truck drivers may become fatigued from driving for long hours.
- Companies put drivers behind the wheel with insufficient background and training
- The trucks lose control due to having exceeded legal maximum capacities.
- Safety inspections are bypassed and ignored.
- Faulty breaks and other vital equipment are not properly maintained.
Truck Accident Attorneys In Aventura, Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, has a strong reputation representing the victims and families of serious fatal semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents. We have relationships with trusted medical professionals that allow us to gain a clear understanding of the nature of what happened, and the affects the injury has on your life. Our firm will pursue every potential legal avenue to help you get the compensation needed in the wake of your accident. Contact Us Today If you have questions regarding personal injury or motor vehicle accidents, we encourage you to contact Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA. All cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis — if there is no recovery, you do not pay.