Semi-Truck / Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

Large commercial trucks or “big rigs” are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. These semi tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers have a fatal crash rate that is more than 50% greater than the rate for all other vehicles. Some of the factors that lead to a semi tractor-trailer wreck are driver fatigue, reckless driving, excess cargo weight and poorly maintained vehicles with unsafe tires, brakes or trailer frames. From cross-country tractor-trailers to local gavel trucks, these dangerous trucks – and their drivers – pose a serious threat to public safety. The weight of the trucks has a larger impact in an accident and can result in life-altering injuries or even death for those involved in the crash.

Truck drivers, bus drivers and commercial vehicle manufacturers are held to higher standards than any other vehicle manufacturer or driver. The company that owns the truck, bus or commercial vehicle may be held liable for a truck accident that causes harm, serious injury, or even death. Truck accidents can be very challenging legal cases, and you need a truck accident lawyer to help navigate the various local, state, county and federal guidelines that may apply to your particular situation.

Truck Crash Statistics in 2014*

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), from 2013 to 2014, the number of fatal truck crashes declined by 5 percent while the number of truck crashes resulting in injury increased 21 percent over the same time period. More than three times as many people die in truck accidents as in aviation, boating and railroad accidents combined.

*Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

**Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Our Successes Handling Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents

The following are representative cases litigated by Slack & Davis truck accident lawyers:

Truck Runs a Red Light, Resulting in Serious Injury

18-Wheeler Blasts through Windshield

Semi-truck Crosses Over into Oncoming Traffic on Highway

Speeding Semi-truck Rams Car Under Another Vehicle

Truck and Motorcycle Crash at Intersection

69-year-old Woman Rear-ended by Commercial Truck

Intoxicated Truck Driver Hits Motorcyclist

Slack & Davis Truck Accident Attorneys Handle 18-Wheeler, Big Rig & Truck Accident Cases

Slack & Davis truck and trailer accident lawyers understand the complex variables involved in truck and tractor trailer accidents. Led by attorney Mike Davis, our experienced truck accident lawyers have successfully litigated numerous cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death from tractor-trailer and truck accidents. Our lawyers offer the experience, resources and diligence necessary to quickly determine cause and demonstrate liability for every accident. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck, or suffers from life-altering injuries, we can help you in this difficult time. Call us today for a FREE case evaluation.