As drivers, we all know that there are thousands of “big-rigs” on the roads of our nation every day. These commercial trucks travel at high speeds and literally weigh tons, which is a combination that can result in deadly results if truck drivers are negligent in their driving duties. In many cases, truck drivers drive long distances on little sleep when carrying their cargo. Drowsy driving is a common cause of these types of accidents, especially when that lack of rest is coupled with the fact that roads are crowded with all types of motor vehicles. In major cities and on interstate highways, 18-Wheelers drive right alongside cars and other passenger vehicles. The margin of error is very slim when these big-rigs are driven in proximity with other vehicles. A truck driver’s one moment of distraction, fatigue, or even intoxication can cause serious injury and damage to any vehicle traveling near it. We have all seen multi-car “pile-ups” on the news that were caused by an 18-Wheeler losing control and slamming into a car (or several cars). The damages and injuries that result from such a crash can be catastrophic.
Commercial truck drivers must complete specialized training AND earn a Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”) to legally drive big-rigs on the open road. The driving skills and responsibilities of a CDL-holder MUST be held to a higher standard than that of an average driver. When a CDL-holder causes an accident as a result of an intentional act, negligence, or intoxication, he/she (and his/her employer and insurance company) need to be held accountable.
The Law Office of Drew Prisner is here to help victims of 18-Wheeler and other truck accidents. We work hard to make sure that the responsible party pays you the maximum amount of money you deserve, given the specifics of your particular accident. You deserve to have all relevant medical bills paid by the responsible party, and you also deserve to be fairly compensated for the pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages associated with the accident that you didn’t cause. The effects of an 18-Wheeler accident can be devastating. You may have suffered a physical injury that now prevents you from doing something you love to do…like playing a sport or running around after your kids. You may have suffered a physical injury that now prevents you from keeping up with the day-to-day activities at work. You may have suffered a physical injury that now causes you constant pain or discomfort, a fact which obviously would decrease your overall quality of life.
We address the negative effects of a truck accident when we represent our clients. We make sure that you get the medical treatment you require (both immediately and on an on-going basis if medically necessary) and that the responsible party foots the bill. In addition, we work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any future medical care that you may need as a result of long-term injuries or conditions caused by the accident.
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We possess the dedication and experience to make sure that you are fairly compensated for the injuries and losses that you sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. We take appropriate legal action on behalf of our clients, such as suing an insurance company or other responsible party. We fight hard for our clients, and we will fight hard for you. You can trust the Law Office of Drew Prisner to fight for your rights and look out for your best medical and financial interests.