If you lost someone you love in an accident with an 18-wheeler, grief can be overwhelming as you try to cope with the unnecessary death that would not have occurred unless someone was negligent. At Springer & Lyle, we understand what a difficult time this is for the entire family. We know that no amount of money can make up for your loss, but if you were dependent on the income from your loved one to pay your rent or mortgage, your car payment, your groceries, or you have other damages, we may be able to help. You may consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit to collect for your … [Read more...]
What You Need to Know about 18-Wheeler Accidents and Claims
Eighteen wheelers, semi-trucks, or tractor trailers, whatever you call them, may strike a little bit of panic when you make your way around them. If the weather is nasty or it’s windy outside, you don’t want to be near one on the highway. 18-wheelers block your view and they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded, so it’s no wonder that they are feared on the road and cause so many accidents. If you’re involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the damage can be more serious, since semi-trucks are larger and harder to stop. Many of the semi-truck accidents happen due to driver … [Read more...]
Facts About 18-Wheeler Accidents and How to Avoid Them
We see 18-wheeler trucks on our every-day commute to work, on travels, and even going to the market. Not many of us are aware however, that these 18-wheeler trucks are involved in road and multiple-vehicle accidents on a daily basis. Do you know how to best avoid these accidents? Below are facts about 18-wheeler accidents and tips on how to decrease your risk of being in one. 18-Wheeler Accidents Happen More Often Than You Think Roughly 500,000 accidents are caused by 18-wheelers every year. These accidents lead to 130,000 injuries. In Texas alone, 15,000 18-Wheeler accidents occur … [Read more...]
What Should I Do After an Accident with an 18-Wheeler?
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 … [Read more...]