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18-Wheeler Trucking Lawyer: 18-wheelers are a growing threat to motorists who can be seriously injured or killed by collisions with big rigs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,761 people were killed in large-truck crashes in 2017 and the number of large-truck injuries and fatalities increase every year. Conservative estimates say that every 16 minutes someone is killed or injured in a large truck accident.

While these statistics are scary, the worst part of the scenario is that many of these large-truck accidents are preventable since many 18-wheeler accidents are caused by speeding, recklessness, and driver fatigue. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler, contact Monte J. White & Associates for aggressive attorneys who will fight for the compensation you deserve!

Don’t Delay Seeking Justice!

After a trucking accident, the truck driver’s company generally sends representatives out to the scene of the accident to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and take possession of the truck and its data records. This is why it is crucial that you obtain legal representation ASAP after the collision so that you do not lose access to the evidence needed to pursue your case! Rest assured, our trucking accident lawyers will investigate the scene of the accident and obtain access to the evidence we need to build your case.

Why Trucking Accidents Happen

We have learned from pursuing claims against trucking companies and their employees that big rig accidents can be attributed to many factors, including:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Alcohol Use
  • Oversized Loads
  • Texting While Driving
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Reckless Driving and/or Speeding
  • Improper Driver Training
  • Drug Use

The most common reason for 18-wheeler collisions is driver fatigue. As a result of the Hours-of-Service Regulations (49 CFR Part 395), truck drivers are limited by how many hours they can drive in a day. The regulations are designed to ensure that truck drivers receive adequate rest to perform the duties of their job safely. To make sure that truck drivers comply with the federal regulations, they are required to log their hours. However, sometimes truck drivers falsify their log records to squeeze more driving time into the day and earn more money.

Because of the complexity of investigating a large-truck accident, be sure that you hire trucking accident lawyers with extensive experience handling big rig crashes! Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers will arrive at the scene promptly and we will examine fuel receipts, trip receipts, communication data, and satellite tracking data to verify that the truck driver’s logs are correct. If the logs have been falsified, we can use that fact to our advantage when fighting your auto accident personal injury claim! 

Don’t Delay Seeking Justice!

Contact Our Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler, contact Monte J. White & Associates! We are experienced at bringing personal injury claims against large trucking institutions and their insurance companies—who generally protect the interests of their employee.  Monte J. White & Associates protects the rights of victims of 18-wheeler collisions and fights aggressively for the maximum compensation they are entitled to under law!

If you or a member of your family has been a victim of truck collision, please call 1-800-585-0998 or 940-723-0099.