The most common causes of tractor trailer collisions are:
An 18-wheeler truck traveling at 70 miles per hour has twice as much energy as one at 50 mph. In addition, automobiles are designed under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to encounter like size vehicles, not 80,000-pound trucks. Added hazards include the absence of rear and side bumpers and high front bumpers that punch into automobile passenger compartments. Together these factors account for the high percentage of serious injuries and deaths in these crashes.
Semi Tractor Trailer collisions can be very complex and must be investigated immediately. They frequently involve numerous parties, severe injuries or fatalities, and different rules of law. Conducting a prompt and thorough investigation into the collision is essential to a successful resolution. At Zaino and Humphrey, LPA we have the knowledge, experience and we have access to the experts you will need to obtain a full recovery.
Call to schedule an appointment today by calling (614) 515-5098. Consultations are free and we are frequently able to represent our clients on a contingency fee basis which means that we will not be paid for our time unless we obtain a recovery for you.