Tractor Trailer / Commercial Truck Accidents
If you’ve been in a truck accident, you need a good lawyer
Injuries sustained as the result of a truck accident are often devastating, and obtaining compensation in these situations is imperative. You have to pay your medical bills, continue to support your family while you are unable to work, and ensure that you receive proper care while you recover. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, contact a Martinsville trucking accident lawyer with Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C.
Call us immediately after the accident so we can start our thorough investigation of your crash and make sure that important evidence isn’t lost or discarded. We know what information to look for to support your case and get you fair compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in motorcycle accident and auto accident cases.
Common causes of truck accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Analysis Division (FMCSA), approximately 80,000 people were injured and 3,675 people killed in crashes involving trucks in 2010.
Driver behavior was a factor in 34 percent of crashes involving trucks in 2010, according to the FMCSA, and it typically involved:
- Distracted driving
- Drifting from the designated lane
- Obscured vision
- Not yielding to another driver
More than half of all fatal crashes involved big rigs pulling semi-trailers. Those same trucks were involved in 48 percent of the crashes that resulted in injuries.
If you’ve been in a truck accident, contact us for a free consultation.