An 18-wheeler accident can be devastating. The damage that a single car can cause on the road is multiplied at least 10 time by the simple size and mass involved with a big semi-truck and trailer. And, because 18-wheelers are moving with such momentum, they very easily cross barriers and roads to not only cause damage on their side but the other side of a highway or road as well. And that magnifies the potential of damage to everyone nearby very quickly. More than one semi has been the cause or primary reason for a 20 to 50 car pileup on major interstate arteries.
Personal injury attorneys are typically used to and trained to deal with regular car accidents. They understand the dynamics of personal car vehicles and how they typically interact in collisions. However, an 18-wheeler accident is an entirely different beast. All sorts of new elements are introduced that don’t exist in the typical car accident, such as multiple collisions, cargo-caused damage, cross traffic damage and injuries, multiple collisions and driver error due to pre-existing conditions with training, poor driving performance documented and mechanical failure. Road conditions play a big issue for semi-truck safety as well and can be major cause of accidents with load shifting. Federal laws also govern the trucking industry and attorneys must have special knowledge in this area of the law to take on a trucking company.
To deal with commercial truck related accidents the right way, one needs representation with depth in large truck and multi-vehicle accidents, not singular car impacts. The Offices of Springer & Lyle have vast experience and knowledge in these cases and have been handling them for 30 years. If you or someone you know needs help recovering from a semi-truck caused accident, call Springer & Lyle today. You won’t regret reaching out for help.