Crashes involving large trucks can be some of the most dangerous, causing very serious injuries and sometime even death. Trucking accidents happen far too often and we come across them every day. Typically, the injuries to the victims are severe, and sometimes fatal. It’s very unfortunate that these types of accidents happen as much as they do, but there are so many commercial drivers that do not follow the rules and regulations of regarding these massive vehicles.
Thankfully, there any laws and regulations in place to try and prevent the number of large truck accidents. Truck drivers have to keep detailed log books of their routes, and they are limited on the number hours they can drive within a certain period of time. Although, even with laws in place, accidents still occur.
If you or someone you know is injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, seek medical attention immediately. Your health is the most important thing in any accident. Second, be sure that everything is documented. The police should responded to the accident and make a detailed report. Also, be sure to take pictures. And of course, do not take any calls from insurance companies or the trucking company without consulting a lawyer first.
In the unfortunate event that someone is killed as a result of an 18-wheeler crash, there are certain processes the families of the deceased have to go through and it can be very overwhelming for them. Given the amount of stress and grief they are already facing, having the right team of attorneys, like Greene & Phillips, can provide a lot of relief. You can always call us at (251) 300-2000, or come by our office anytime. You never need an appointment to meet with a lawyer at Greene & Phillips!