The Law Office of Marc Boutwell
More and more cars and drivers are on the roads in America than ever making it dangerous and a risk anytime you get in a car. 18 wheelers and large semi-trucks are seen everywhere on major highways and even smaller ones. They can cause so much damage with just one small mistake. Every year, there are over 400,000 accidents involving 18 wheelers with more than 5,000 deaths stemming from these accidents and nearly 150,000 people become injured.
The most jarring statistic, almost 67% of deaths from 18 wheeler accidents occur to those in other cars and passenger vehicles. You may be on the other side of the road and with one mistake from an 18 wheeler, you can find yourself in a huge pileup with no way out.
It is also important to note that 3% of 18 wheeler accidents involve trucks that contain hazardous material. In 34% of those accidents the material is released creating harm not only to people but also to the surrounding areas of the accident, harming wildlife, land and possible drinking water for the towns in that area.
Define 18 Wheeler Accident
An 18 wheeler accident is any accident that involves a semi-truck or 18 wheeler. Commercial trucking accidents are far more complicated to deal with and have many more factors than regular vehicle accidents. Most semi-trucks have a black box that is triggered when there is a change in driving that can be crucial to your case. There is also extensive inspection and documentation of the 18 wheeler pre and post trip to ensure it was up to standards to be on the road.
It is also important to understand the regulations 18 wheeler drivers have while on a long journey. They can only drive at certain hours and for a certain amount of time throughout the day, what they can consume and what they are allowed to carry in their semi-truck. All of these factors are pivotal in understanding and coming to an agreement in an 18 wheeler accident case and the trial attorneys at the Law Office of Marc Boutwell have the highest comprehension of these factors.
What Does It Look Like in A Real Life Scenario?
If you have been a victim of an 18 wheeler accident, contact The Law Office of Marc Boutwell today. You may be compensated for your injuries or damage to your car. We can help you understand your rights in these large cases and make the trucking company that you deserve compensation and that they need to be more safe on long trips across the country. Did you know that nearly 90% of accidents happen because of human error? This statistic makes one party clearly at fault due to poor decision making which is almost always avoidable.
Boutwell is experienced in 18 wheeler accidents and representing them
At The Law Office of Marc Boutwell we have extensive knowledge and experience in representing 18 wheeler accidents in trial. We understand the numerous factors to take in account to your trial and will make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Large trucking companies usually try to have victims accept a lump sum of money that is far less than what they deserve. The trial attorneys at the Law Office of Marc Boutwell make sure to fight for you and achieve the goals you want out of your case. We never settle for anything less than what you deserve!