Recovering The Compensation You Need After A Truck Accident
Were you seriously injured in a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, approximately 5,061 large trucks are involved in fatal accidents every year. More than half of such trucks are tractor-trailers.
At the Indiana law firm of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., our Logansport truck accident attorney represents personal injury victims throughout the state and beyond. With nearly a decade of experience and a stellar record of results, he is here to advocate for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Such compensation can cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage and other losses.
Trucking accident cases are very different from auto accidents. To successfully resolve a specialized case of this kind, a lawyer must have detailed knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and other rules and procedures applicable to the trucking industry. Mr. Barrett has handled many semi-truck cases and is thoroughly familiar with the complexities.
Act Immediately To Preserve Vital Evidence
After any truck accident, it is very important to quickly gather and guard any evidence. Tire marks on the road can wash away. The memories of eyewitnesses can fade. The truck’s black box data and driving logs may be removed or destroyed by the trucking company. That is why we encourage you to contact a skilled attorney right away.
Remember, you are not the only one who has something to prove. The trucking company and its insurance company will take whatever steps they can to protect themselves from any liability.
Holding Negligent Truckers And Trucking Companies Responsible
When truck drivers or their companies violate the laws and regulations governing this industry, catastrophic injuries or wrongful death frequently results. Our law firm holds such parties responsible for the damage they cause to innocent people. Examples of potential negligence on the part of truckers or their companies include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Truck driver fatigue
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Unbalanced cargo or overloaded trucks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Insufficient training
Call Our Kokomo Semi-Truck Injury Attorney For A Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation, call the Logansport office of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., at 574-516-6188 or toll free at 800-523-5099. You can also contact us online. Because we charge contingency fees, you owe us nothing unless we recover money for you. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.