Commercial trucks and trailers are regulated by state and federal laws regarding speed, weight and maintenance, but unfortunately, when a big rig is involved in an accident, the other vehicle(s) stand little chance of offering the protection afforded during an accident with another passenger car. The injuries sustained are often catastrophic and may include:
Head and spine injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Internal organ injuries
Driving a big truck isn’t easy, and we get that; however, truck drivers have added responsibility to keep others on the road safe and free from injury, as do the companies for whom they work. When an accident between a big truck and a passenger vehicle occurs, it may involve:
Road debris or obstructions
Tire failure or separation
Overloaded, unsecured or shifting cargo
Poor truck maintenance
Unsafe driving practices
Fatigued or exhausted driver
Improperly trained driver
Because accidents involving big trucks are often litigated, most trucking companies keep a team of investigators and attorneys on staff. At Snellgrove, Langley, Culpepper, Williams & Mullally, you get a team of experienced lawyers working on your behalf. We know the laws and regulations, and we have experts at our disposal to investigate quickly and thoroughly—medical experts, truck-driving specialists and accident reconstruction specialists.
Give us a call if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck and trailer. You most certainly need legal representation when dealing with experienced attorneys on the other side, and we can level the playing field to get you the compensation you deserve.
Snellgrove, Langley, Culpepper, Williams & Mullally 111 East Huntington Ave., 2nd Floor, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401