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Semi-Truck Accidents, Injuries On the Rise
Lax practices are forcing a growing number of unsafe trucks on the road, endangering other drivers and causing more accidents
Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other big rigs can cause dangerous collisions with smaller cars. Fully loaded semi-trailers can weigh up to 147,000 pounds (for turnpike doubles) and stand about 13 feet high, so semi-truck accidents with smaller cars or trucks can cause catastrophic injuries.
If you've been the victim of a semi-truck accident, our Minnesota personal injury attorneys advise you not to negotiate with the semi-truck company or their insurer. They will not have your best interest in mind, and insurance adjusters for truck companies are highly skilled at investigating trucking accidents and negotiating claims.
Whatever the cause of your semi-truck accident, you need protection
Semi-truck drivers-and semi tractor-trailer owners should be held accountable when they are at fault for a collision. Trucking accidents may happen when:
- Large semi-truck blind spots prevent a big rig driver from seeing surrounding cars.
- Quick moves or dangerous conditions cause a tractor-trailer to tip over.
- Neglected brakes keep an 18-wheeler from stopping.
- Sleepy or otherwise impaired truck drivers lose control of the semi-trailer.
You deserve compensation for your semi truck accident injuries
Insurance representatives for a semi-trailer company may ask the victim of a truck accident to sign something or make a statement that could prevent victims from getting all the compensation they deserve. Victims can protect their rights after a trucking accident by talking to a lawyer of their own. Our personal injury lawyers never charge for consultations.
Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers can help
Contact SiebenCarey for a free consultation if you or someone you love has been the victim of a semi-truck accident. Our personal injury attorneys will evaluate your truck accident case and help you get the justice you deserve.