Big Rigs Mean Big Wrecks

 

 

 

 

 

 

When drivers of 18-wheelers and big rigs get too tired or are poorly trained, they can and do cause deadly accidents. And when you see trucking companies putting a lot of big rigs on highways running day and night, it’s not surprising that a lot of innocent people get hurt or killed. Driver negligence, poor company policies and lack of oversight can all play a part in big rig crashes. We know how to dig up the dirt on trucking companies.

Wrecks involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks can have a variety of causes, including:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Truck Driver Negligence
  • Trucking Company Negligence
  • Dangerous or Aggressive Drivers
  • Trucks That Do Not Pass Inspections
  • Breaking Federal Trucking Safety Standards

In many cases, the blame falls on the trucking companies rather than the drivers. It is the company’s legal responsibility to properly train their drivers and ensure they are fully licensed before they hit the road. While there are federal and state laws and regulations that truckers and their companies must abide by, catastrophic accidents do happen. Many of these preventable accidents occur as a result of negligence and failure to properly follow safety rules to keep other motorists safe. In an effort to make more money, trucking companies sometimes cut corners and put inexperienced or overworked drivers out on the road before they are ready.

At the Edwards Law Firm, we have the experience and staff to properly investigate the cause of big truck crashes – and to litigate against big trucking companies when they are at fault. Our team of experienced lawyers works to uncover the truth behind 18-wheeler crashes. We have a successful track record in recovering fair compensation for our clients so they can move forward with their lives as best possible.