When 18 wheelers are involved in a wreck, the risk of serious injury or death is extremely high. It is just physics. Many of these 18 wheelers are carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo. When you are hit by a loaded 18 wheeler, the energy and force of that 18 wheeler and its cargo can be transferred directly to your vehicle causing life threatening injuries. Despite the danger, we have probably all seen 18 wheelers tailgating other vehicles while traveling at or above the speed limit, and recklessly swerving from lane to lane as though the 18 wheeler is a sports car. Worse, many 18 wheeler drivers are driving while impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and often while sleep deprived or maybe texting while driving. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash with an 18 wheeler, contact Thomas A. Herald, P.C. to find out your rights to recover money damages.
Other Commercial Motor Vehicles
In addition to 18 wheelers, the law considers other vehicles to be “Commercial Motor Vehicles” such as buses, limousines, bobtail trucks, large trucks pulling trailers, and a number of other vehicles. Insurance companies know that when the driver of a Commercial Motor Vehicle causes a wreck, the public will not accept negligent or reckless conduct. They will often have adjusters contact you directly to try to pressure you to settle quickly and maybe for less than you deserve. These quick settlements can prevent you from recovering the damages you deserve.
Make sure you know your rights and that you get what you deserve before you settle your case. Contact Thomas A. Herald, P.C. to protect your rights. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or if your loved one was killed as a result of a wreck with an 18 wheeler or a commercial motor vehicle, you may be entitled to damages. Contact us now to discuss your case. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis so nothing is owed to our law firm unless we successfully obtain a recovery for you.