A green Honda Accord, parked outside of traffic with a flat tire, was struck by an 18 wheeler on May 4th. The driver of the car did not have room enough to change his tire and decided to return with a tow truck the next day. Before the car driver could return, a truck collided with the car and subsequently blocked all traffic on I-526 near Rivers Ave. The tractor trailer driver may have suffered a medical episode and was taken to the hospital. Officials are still investigating.
No one was killed in this accident, but fatal accident are unfortunately common. In 2011, 3,781 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks, and that number rose to 3,921 in 2012. That same year, 77,000 large trucks were involved in injury crashes, and that was over 10,000 more crashes than the year before.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me If I’ve Been in a Truck Accident?
With so many tractor trailer crashes annually, trucking companies and their insurers have become pretty good at protecting their interests. These cases often involve out-of-state drivers, large insurance companies, and several witnesses. Litigation for these accidents can become big enough to reach federal court, and this is where Stewart Law Offices excels. We have experience handling the complications that can arise from such complex accidents.
Visit the tractor trailer accident section of our website and see how these types of accidents have been handled in the past. If you have been injured or have suffered a loss due to a trucking accident, call or contact our offices for a free case review.
Stewart Law Offices — Truck Wreck Lawyers
Note: This information is for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. You can only receive legal advice by meeting with an attorney.