Big Rig Accidents
A big rig is a combination of a tractor and trailer or several trailers. Typically, the tractor hauls just one unit. In order to tie the semitrailers to the tractor, a fifth wheel hitch is used. The tractor has several axles, usually two or three. However, in order to haul heavy loads, this number can often grow to four or five axles. It is important to have a knowledgeable complex litigation team to protect you if you have been injured in a crash with a big rig. We understand the significant injuries that result and will fight to win you the justice and money damages you deserve.
Big Rig Accident Risks
Big Rig accidents aren’t just dangerous for other vehicles on the road, but also for the truck drivers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 756 truck drivers lost their lives in work-related incidents while 65,000 suffer injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost work time. Truck drivers’ fatal workplace injury rate was seven times the national average, and their nonfatal injury and illness rate was three times higher than average.
Big Rig Accident Injuries
Personal injury cases involving truck accidents are more complex to pursue than traffic accidents involving cars or motorcycles because the injuries caused by tractor-trailer accidents have the most devastating consequences. Often, the sheer force of these collisions can result in serious bodily injury or even death, especially to the driver of the smaller vehicle.
We can help you recover compensation for big rig crash injuries such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Severed Limbs
It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident, however, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance. Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our dedicated staff is skilled in complex litigations like vehicle accidents. Our consultations are free and without obligation. Let our two decades of experience get justice for you.