Big red trucks are liked by many children. Grown-ups though should be a bit more wary of them, as well as all other trucks. Trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles that operate on today's roadways. They are legally allowed to weigh up to 80,000 pounds, but yet are allowed to operate at the same speed limits as cars that generally weigh 5,000 pounds (depending on the type). When you combine these factors with the unfortunate reality that many truck drivers operate these dangerous machines while fatigued - their goal is to make it from point A to point B in the fastest amount of time - despite federal regulations that attempt to control this, you have a very deadly chain of events. Consequently, it is no surprise that truck accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death. Indeed, it is rare for any truck accident not to result in a terrible crash. On more than one occasion we have all likely seen highways shut down because of tragic, multiple car pile-ups resulting from a jacknifed tractor trailer. The TV news footage of these all too common tragedies is often grisly.
Sadly however, despite the fact that many of these truck accidents are caused by the negligence of the truck driver or the trucking company, when faced with the prospect of having to pay a lot of money for the serious injuries they have caused the injured victims, they often decide to follow the philosophy of the three D's in dealing with the personal injury or wrongful death claims - delay, deny, dispute. It is for this reason that truck accident injury victims should immediately seek legal representation to protect their interests. Make no mistake about it - the trucking industry will not seek to do so.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a truck accident, contact Mesa Law Firm for a free consultation. We know the severity of injuries these type of truck accidents cause, and would like to help in any way we can.