On the road, tractor-trailers can drive like bullies. In the courtroom, we turn the tables.
Each day, for-profit trucking companies send out 80,000-pound, 80-foot-long tractor-trailers to drive hundreds of miles on the same highways that you and I use. Whether you call them tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, or semi-trucks, they can’t stop as fast as most vehicles, can’t turn as quickly, and are sometimes on the road for 10 hours or more per day.
Our country gives truck companies the privilege of using public highways to make a profit, but that privilege comes with responsibility: truck companies must not endanger private citizens.
But sometimes these large vehicles cause serious accidents that hurt people. These injuries may affect truck accident victims for the rest of their lives. Hiring a knowledgeable and dedicated truck accident lawyer who understands how to hold truck companies accountable is important.