Many of us are a little more nervous when we pass a tractor trailer on the highway —and with good reason. Semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and other commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, are slow to stop, and can cause devastating accidents. Many of these vehicles are driven for hundreds of miles a day, so vehicle wear and tear are typical. When company mechanics and drivers fail to check and repair old or worn brakes and other parts, catastrophic consequences can happen.
The heavier a vehicle is, the more distance and energy it will take to stop that vehicle. When the brakes on a semi- truck are worn or poorly maintained, it takes even more distance and time to stop the truck. Brakes can overheat when used over long distances (like driving downhill for a long time) or when they are used suddenly at high speed (like trying to avoid an accident on the highway).
When the brakes on a truck are not properly calibrated and in good repair, the axles of the truck exert more force than the brakes do. That’s what results in the trailer of the truck swinging out sideways, sometimes called “jackknifing.” In a jackknifing accident, a truck often hits many cars, and the drivers of those cars can be severely injured.
No matter how careful of a driver you are, there’s no way to prepare for encountering a semi-truck with brake failure. In any accident with a commercial truck, you and your family will have to deal with insurance claims, healthcare costs, and even competing claims from other drivers who may have been injured. When you call me for help with your case, you’ll have more than 38 years of experience on your side. You focus on your health and your family, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind. That’s why it’s important for you to get legal representation. I want you and your family to get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, car repairs, and other costs that can mount up after a catastrophic accident. I want you and your family to get justice for the harm that was caused, in hopes of preventing similar accidents from happening to other families.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident with a commercial vehicle or semi-truck, call ne today to discuss your claim. Call 877-944-4373, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®