Tractor-trailer accidents can occur for several reasons, but some are more common than others. Most tractor-trailer accidents can be attributed to driver error, such as driving while fatigued, but several other factors are leading contributors to accidents.
Other common causes of tractor accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Worn-out or defective tires
- Manufacturer defects
- Improper maintenance
- Adverse weather conditions
Who Can Be Held Liable For a Tractor Trailer Accident?
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be several different entities that could be held legally liable for an accident. They include:
- The driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
Determining liability can be challenging and difficult to try and navigate on your own. However, a skilled personal injury attorney can review the facts of the case and determine who should be held accountable for your injuries.
What Are the Most Common Injuries Sustained in a Tractor Trailer Accident?
Most individuals involved in tractor-trailer accidents sustain severe injuries due to the overall weight and size of the truck. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back injuries
- Burns, cuts, and facial lacerations
- Limb amputations
If you have been involved in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries, such as concussions or internal bleeding, are not always apparent after an accident but could cause severe problems if left untreated.
Do I Have to Hire an Attorney After Being Involved in an Accident
No law states you must hire an attorney after being involved in an accident. However, studies have proven that injury victims who hire an attorney typically receive more money than those who do not hire an attorney to represent them.
Our personal injury lawyers are passionately committed to pursuing maximum compensation for our clients to help them gain the peace of mind they deserve after being injured in an accident.
Why Should I Consider Hiring Your Law Firm to Represent Me After an Accident?
After you have been injured in an accident, you may wonder what measures you should take to protect yourself. One of the first steps you should take is to contact a qualified lawyer to represent you. We will act as your legal advocate with the insurance company to protect your best interests.
Our law firm has a proven track record of recovering maximum compensation for our clients. Contact our law offices by calling 812-247-8416 and asking to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and potential legal options.