The legal weight for an eighteen wheeler is 80,000 pounds. The average weight of a passenger car is 5,000 pounds. It also takes an eighteen wheeler 40% more time to come to a stop than the average passenger car. With these kind of statistics it is no wonder that an accident with an eighteen wheeler often results in serious injuries or death.
The Truck Driver's Insurance Company is Not Your Friend
You Need An Advocate on Your Side
The insurance company for the truck driver and the trucking company that hit you is not really there to find out the truth about what happened and pay you what is fair and reasonable for your injuries you sustained in your truck accident. Instead, they are there to figure out how to pay as little as possible to you for the injuries that their driver caused you when they hit you. That’s because, insurance companies are only truly concerned about protecting their profits.
You need a lawyer and a law firm that will fight with the insurance company from the very beginning to hold the insurance company’s feet to the fire and make sure that they treat you and compensate you fairly for the injuries that you sustained as a result of the collision caused by their insured.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or you have a loved one who has been killed in a truck accident, contact us by using the form below or by calling our law firm now.