Large commercial trucks like semis, tankers, 18-wheelers, and other big rigs put everyone on the road at risk of serious injury. Due to their massive size and weight, these vehicles have the potential to cause extremely serious injuries when they are involved in accidents with the smaller passenger vehicles that they share the road with. For this reason, nearly every aspect of the industry is highly regulated by state and federal law, from the health of truck drivers to the frequency with which the truck are inspected.
Arkansas law entitles people who are hurt by the negligence of truck drivers, trucking companies, or other parties to recover compensation for their losses. Examples of the kinds of losses commonly sustained in truck accidents include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering, just to name a few.
Commercial trucks are built much differently than smaller passenger cars and trucks, making them more at-risk for involvement in certain types of accidents. These include the following:
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of the more common that indicate that negligence may have played a role include:
After a truck accident, there are certain things that you should do to protect your right to recover compensation under Arkansas law. Some of the most important are listed below.
It is very important to understand that truck accidents are significantly different from accidents involving only non-commercial vehicles. In an Arkansas truck accident, there are usually more parties involved, federal and state regulations at issue, and often much larger losses on the line. As a result, as a truck accident victim, you should be sure to retain an attorney familiar with representing people who have been injured in commercial truck wrecks. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today.
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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED