A truck accident can involve all manner of heavy and large commercial vehicles that cause damage to you or a loved one. Any accident involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, log trucks, chemical or tanker trucks might constitute a truck accident claim and therefore requires the assistance of an attorney.
These types of accidents are handled differently than a common motor vehicle accident due to the many factors at play. You need help navigating the claim process because oftentimes the vehicle that is involved is owned and operated by a company with legal representation. Also, federal and state agencies work to regulate the trucking industry, which can have significant implications on a claim.
If you’ve been hit by a truck or other large company vehicle, we can help you on your road to recovery and get you the compensation you deserve.
Sadly, many people do not survive a truck accident. With so many state and interstate highways crossing through it, Little Rock has been labeled as one of the top five cities for fatality accidents in the country. The reported total fatality rate per 100,000 population is nearly 18. If one of your loved ones is part of this number, you might be able to pursue a claim on their wrongful death or the grief you have suffered.
Our knowledgeable attorneys can make a difference for surviving family members, as well as those who have been injured in truck accidents. Contact us to seek accountability and justice.
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Major causes of truck accidents
Semi-truck accidents oftentimes include a violation of the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“DOT Regs”), including:
- Driver tiredness or fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Faulty maintenance practices
- Brake failure or out-of-service brakes
- Driver error
- Override accidents
- Runaway trailers
- Overloaded trailers/ semi-trucks
- Tire blowouts
- Highway conditions/weather
- Trying to make on-time deadlines
A survey of Arkansas accident cases reveals that dangerously overloaded trucks that are driven with poor, unmaintained braking systems, questionable tires, and other unsafe maintenance practices are a major reason for truck accidents. By choosing to ignore or delay necessary maintenance, the operators of the vehicles unknowingly shift the risk onto the unsuspecting public. The law provides all of the tools necessary to hold the operators and their insurance companies accountable. All you need is a lawyer who can help navigate the claim!
Why choose our Little Rock truck accident lawyers?
Our truck accident attorneys know how to help the right away. A number of our attorneys have past experiences in a variety of areas that can help your claim. CCR takes a team approach to the entire accident. We have industry experts assist us in the investigation of the accident scene, including taking important photographs and videos, conducting witness interviews, evaluating the equipment involved in the accident and investigating safety records that might have an impact on your claim. We focus all of our efforts on ensuring our clients receive complete and fair compensation for any damage caused by unsafe practices and driving. Contact us today!