Trucking Accidents

Every 16 minutes a person in the United States will die or be injured in a trucking accident. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with one of these dangerous vehicles, then you need the services of an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer on your side. Stephen A. Burroughs has the expertise and experience necessary to handle complex, trucking related accidents. There is no charge for attorney’s fees until you recover money for your personal injuries, and we will also help you resolve your property damage claims for no fee whatsoever, so call today for a free consultation.

These cases are not just automobile accidents that happen to involve larger vehicles. Instead, these cases are highly complex and, unlike a typical automobile accident case, involve a web of state and federal laws and regulations. It is important that you do everything you can to document all of the facts surrounding the accident as soon as possible. Your observations, photos, witness statements, doctor’s diagnosis, measurements and more are all essential in pursuing these claims. Any delay can result in evidence being forever lost or destroyed and mistakes can have serious consequences on the final outcome of your case. Call us today, toll free, at 865-525-3773, and we will begin to assist you in collecting the evidence you need to prove your case and protect your rights.

A high percentage of traffic crashes and deaths involve large trucks. A large truck is any truck whose vehicle weight is over 10,000 pounds. Because of their size, crashes involving large trucks are more likely to result in serious injury and death than are car crashes. Approximately 10% of all those injured in a large truck crash will die. Large trucks are more likely to be involved in multiple-vehicle crashes than are passenger cars. Both Federal and state regulations govern trucking and cover areas such as safety of equipment and hours of the drivers. Trucking companies are required to keep records of such information and it will be necessary to find and research such records. Poor equipment and driver fatigue can be causes of such crashes, and a careful study of the trucking company records may be needed to determine if negligence has occurred.

What You Need To Know:

Insurance companies’ obligations are to their stockholders and policy holders, not to the people injured by their insured’s negligence. Insurance companies’ desire to maximize their own profits provides them with every motivation to try to deny your claim or pay you the very minimum amount that they can get away with. The insurance companies also have enormous advantages: they have immense wealth, armies of experienced adjusters and lawyers and years of experience reducing and denying claims.

At the Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs, our only obligation is to you, our client. We will use our experience and every resource available to protect your interests, and we will work hard to help you receive the full value for your case. We will advise you every step of the way to help you avoid any mistakes that could cost you money. There is no charge for attorney’s fees until you recover money for your personal injuries, and we will also help you resolve your property damage claims for no fee whatsoever. For assistance, call today at 865-525-3773, contact us or submit a free online case evaluation.