Beaumont Semi-truck Accident Attorney
Have You Been Hurt in a Beaumont Semi-truck Accident?
A large commercial semi-truck, such as a tractor-trailer manufactured by Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, or Peterbilt, may be 20 times the size of a standard passenger car when pulling a trailer. Given the extreme difference between the weight and mass of commercial semi-trucks and regular passenger vehicles, it is not hard to imagine how dangerous it is for the occupants of a regular vehicle when they get in an accident with a big rig-- not to mention the impacts on pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists.
Commercial Driver and Semi-truck Regulations
Large semi-truck accident cases are quite a bit different from other car accident cases. Specifically, commercial vehicles and drivers are regulated more rigorously than regular cars and drivers.
Due to the inherent danger that these huge vehicles pose to other drivers, there are several laws and regulations at both the federal and state level to make sure that semi-truck drivers are safe.
These laws consist of:
California commercial semi-truck regulations consist of:
There are additional regulations regarding the transportation of dangerous materials. All of these guidelines and regulations are constantly being updated and revised to reflect the discovery of new risks and the development of new safety equipment.
Causes of Beaumont Semi-truck Accidents
Semi-truck accidents are serious business. Due to the size difference between a commercial semi-truck and a passenger vehicle, it is important that semi-truck drivers are safe. However, just like any other automobile accident reason, there are some factors that tend to increase the odds of a semi-truck collision.
Common reasons for semi-truck accidents involve:
Prevalent Injuries from Beaumont Semi-truck Accidents
Semi-truck accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than an accident involving two regular-sized vehicles. This is because the force behind a semi-truck is a lot greater. Semi-truck collisions have been known to cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, fractures, lacerations and scars, internal injuries, and much more.
In some cases people walk away from semi-truck accidents unscathed or with only minor injuries. However, others will suffer major injuries and might have pain, suffering, and disability. They commonly have enormous medical costs as well.
What Compensation Can I Get from a Semi-truck Accident?
After a semi-truck accident, you're probably going to have medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may be stressed about how you're going to handle these challenges. This is where a qualified semi-truck accident attorney can help. They can handle your injury claim thoroughly, and guarantee you get maximum compensation for your injuries.
If a semi-truck accident causes injuries, you might be qualified to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to losses with a monetary value associated with them. This includes:
Non-economic damages refer to losses that do not have an exact monetary value associated with them. They are subjective and negotiable. These kinds of damages include:
The amount one can recover for non-economic damages differs. It depends on the extent of the injury (or injuries) and how much your life has changed as a result of the accident. The amount is negotiated by your lawyer and the insurance provider, or a judge and jury in court. Your lawyer will utilize their prior experience, and past settlements and jury verdicts when making settlement demands.
If You Have Been Hurt in a Semi-truck Accident, the Beaumont Semi-truck Accident Lawyers at Tim D. Wright Can Help
At Tim D. Wright, we believe commercial drivers and trucking companies must be held accountable when they are responsible for causing wrecks and injuries. The unfortunate fact is that some trucking companies and drivers fail to adhere to the rules and regulations that exist to keep the roadways safe.
When drivers and companies are under economic pressure to meet deadlines or to complete contracts, they can make bad choices that affect the safety of others, such as foregoing inspections, overloading trailers, operating without required safety equipment, or committing similar infractions. And more often than not, the result of these bad choices is an accident.
A qualified semi-truck accident lawyer in the Beaumont area understands all of the special factors that might be relevant in semi-truck accident claims. At Tim D. Wright, we are familiar with both California and federal commercial motor carrier regulations concerning vehicles and drivers, and we are diligent in investigating the possible causes and concerns that may affect issues of liability for commercial semi-trucks.
Even if the trucking company involved is based out of state, or the case might involve independent drivers, leased vehicles, maintenance contracts, and so on, at Tim D. Wright, we have the resources and experience to get results. The sad reality is that large semi-truck accidents frequently involve very serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and long-term disablement, and even death. If you are hurt in a wreck involving a large semi-truck, it is essential for you to partner with a law firm that has the ability to fight large companies, large insurance providers, and the law firms that defend them, and that has the resources to make detailed and timely inquiries into the facts and factors that apply in commercial trucking cases.
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