Injury Lawyers for 18-Wheeler Accidents
18-Wheeler, Large Trucks, Semis, Big Rigs, Tractor Trailers Injury Lawyers
An 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. (40 tons). To compare, the size of an average automobile is 5,000 lbs. These large trucks operate on the highways and roads in Mississippi and Alabama every day and when they are involved in a wreck with an automobile the results can be devastating to the driver of the regular automobile. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety about 1 in 10 highway deaths involve accidents with 18-Wheelers. It is estimates that more than 400,000 accidents involving these large commercial trucks occur every year.
Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents:
- Improper maintenance of the truck and/or trailer
- Faulty trucking equipment
- Overweight or unsecured loads
- Drug and alcohol use by the driver
- Driver fatigue
- Log book violations
- Road rage
- Failure to observe weather conditions
The safe operation of 18-wheelers and other large trucks requires adequate maintenance and operation by trained, competent, and professional drivers.
The operations of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are governed by federal and state regulations, and a company’s negligence can result in serious injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, the 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers at Pepper and Odom Law Firm are here to fight for you. Our Lawyers can represent you in Mississippi and Alabama truck accident lawsuits involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Because of the large size and weight of 18-wheelers and other big trucks, it’s difficult for them to stop, and they have large blind spots which can contribute to accidents. The 18-wheeler accident Lawyers at Pepper & Odom are able to apply their skills and knowledge to help you pursue maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Our 18-wheeler accident Lawyers in Mississippi will thoroughly investigate the causes of all 18-wheeler truck accident cases to uncover all sources of compensation that may be available. We understand that 18-wheeler accidents can result in life-long injuries, and we will work to get you the maximum recovery you deserve for your injuries.
We Handle All Types of Serious 18-Wheeler Injury Claims
18-wheeler accidents are not the same as regular passenger vehicle wrecks. At the Pepper & Odom law firm, we understand the complexities of accidents involving collisions between 18-Wheelers and automobiles, motorcycles, or pedestrians. Our Lawyers know that 18-wheeler crashes usually cause more severe injuries than other types of wrecks, even death.
If you have been rear ended by an 18 wheeler, side swiped by an 18 wheeler, run over by an 18 wheeler, involved in a head-on collision with an 18 wheeler, or a family member has been killed by an 18 wheeler collision, our Lawyers can help. Not all Truck Accident Lawyers or 18 wheeler lawyers are the same.
If you can’t come to our firm, we will come to you!
We Thoroughly Investigate 18 Wheeler Accidents
Our 18-Wheeler Accidents Lawyers hire the best accident construction experts available to investigate the cause of the collision. We leave no stone unturned to find out exactly what happened. Our crash scene investigators will take photos, interview witnesses, and examine the vehicles to gather the evidence needed to win your case.
What is My 18-Wheeler Accident Case Worth?
There are several factors that have to be considered when determining what your claim is worth. Generally, the more sever you are physically injured, the more your case is worth. Other factors include how much medical treatment you required, if you suffered permanent injuries or dis-figuration, loss of life, your job and income level and any loss wages, pain and suffering, and the insurance limits of the driver and other legally responsible parties involved.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, call Pepper & Odom Law Firm now and speak with one of our 18-wheeler Accident Lawyers today.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Our Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience with motor vehicle wrecks. We handle serious injury cases including auto accidents and truck accidents including tractor trailer, dump truck, logging truck, delivery truck, tanker truck, flat bed, gravel truck, buses, and other commercial vehicles. We also handle motorcycle accidents.
Our Firm handles accidents caused by: rear end, T-bone, red light, stop sign, failure to yield, crossing the center line, load shifts, mechanical failure, roll over’s, drugs, alcohol, and negligent training and similar other negligent causes.
As a result of our focus on vehicle litigation our Firm routinely recovers significant financial compensation for our client’s pain & suffering from the most severe of injuries including: amputations, traumatic brain & head injuries, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, neck & back injuries, long term and permanent injuries. We also recover loss wages and medical expenses incurred by our clients.
We offer hospital and home visits for your convenience. In Mississippi call or Ridgeland, MS office at 601-202-1111 or in Alabama call our Birmingham, AL office at 888-498-4516 or use the ‘Free Case Consultation’ form below. We offer consultations and no up front cost!