Investigating Trucking Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2019 alone, a total of 4,119 people died in accidents related to commercial trucks (also known as semi-trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs or 18-wheelers). Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants suffered fatalities at a much higher rate than did occupants of semi-trucks. In fact, 67% of all deaths resulting from commercial trucking accidents were suffered by occupants of cars or passenger vehicles. The statistics are not surprising given that occupants of passenger vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to semi-trucks, which often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, and are taller with greater ground clearance.
With the stakes so high and with vast business interests (and money) associated with commercial trucking, it is not surprising that commercial trucking accidents are difficult to investigate. From the moment a commercial truck accident occurs, corporate and insurance resources are being utilized to minimize the semi-truck driver’s liability to injury victims. This includes creating, fabricating and destroying evidence. To combat these efforts and secure vital evidence, accident victims must also take immediate action to investigate commercial trucking accidents, and they need an attorney that has the knowledge, skills and resources to do so.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, the attorneys at Feagans Law Group P.C. are ready to take immediate action and leverage their resources to investigate the cause of the accident and protect your rights. Our investigation could include:
– Eyewitness Interviews/Accounts
– Police Reports
– Experts in Accident Reconstruction
– Trucking Industry Experts
– Mechanical Experts
– Toxicology Experts
– Medical Experts
– Private Investigation
– Background Searches
– OSHA Inquiries
– DOT Inquiries
If you or a family member has been injured in a trucking accident, swift action is necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, including payment for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The attorneys at Feagans Law Group P.C. stand ready to protect your interests and Guide Your Path to Justice.