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What Are Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

Each year in the United States, there are nearly half a million accidents involving large trucks.  Nearly 5,000 of these accidents are fatal.  The majority of fatalities are passengers of the vehicles that they strike.  Some common causes of truck accidents include: 

How Can I Prove Liability in Tractor-Trailer Cases?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) code is a useful means to establish liability in tractor-trailer cases and to show that the driver's negligent conduct led to the accident.  Important aspects of this code provide that: 

What Evidence Do I Need to Prove the Truck Driver's Liability?

In tractor-trailer cases, it is paramount that evidence is collected as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of it being destroyed or lost.  Some useful guidelines include: 

Are There any Legal Remedies for Tractor Trailer Accidents?

Tractor trailer accidents can sometimes lead to a lawsuit or legal claim. These typically result in a monetary damages award to compensate the injured person for their losses. Calculation of the damages will depend on various factors, such as: the degree of injury, whether there is serious property damage, and whether the tractor trailer driver was acting negligently or even recklessly.

Costs may also include such items as hospital and insurance-related costs as well. In some cases, other legal issues can be involved such as vicarious liability (liability of the shipping or trucking company).

Do I Need to Consult an Attorney about My Tractor-Trailer Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, you may want to contact a personal injury attorney.  An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand how the law affects your case and represent you in court.

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Last Modified: 07-07-2016 10:49 AM PDT

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