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View from car driver with oncoming Tractor-trailer truck

We Can Build Your Case for Tractor Trailer Accidents

Due to the sheer mass of tractor-trailers, accidents involving them can be devastating.  If you were hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or truck, we may be able to help you build a case for your compensation from the trucking company. At D’Agostino and Associates P.C. we have the knowledge and experience to help you make your case. If you are involved in an accident with a tanker truck, 18-wheeler, delivery truck, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or other large commercial vehicle, call D’Agostino and Associates. With over 30 years of experience dealing with automotive accidents, our team knows what Let us help you receive compensation for your medical bills, property loss, and suffering.

Semi-Truck Crashes

Unfortunately, about 5,000 people in America are killed in auto accidents involving semi-trucks. While tractor-trailer accidents can happen on almost any road, about 27% of all tractor-trailer accidents occur on highways. Higher speeds and larger vehicles can make injuries more devastating. In many cases of crashes involving larger commercial vehicles, accidents occur in the blindspots of these vehicles. Often, smaller vehicles, such as sedans can be rammed or side-swiped by tractor-trailers on the highway. When a truck is about to change lanes, it is important to stay back and out of their blindspots. Also, be wary of wide turns that the trucks may need to make.

Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Trucking accidents are among the most studied because just one error by the truck manufacturer or driver can result in catastrophic injuries or death. The three most common reasons are Driver Critical Error, Vehicle Critical Error, and Environmental Effects.

First, Driver Critical Error occurs when the trucker is not driving carefully. Above all, this is often the result of speeding, inattention, or fatigue. Because of tight deadlines and high demand, many truck drivers drive long hours along highways. This can lead to unsafe conditions as tiredness and fatigue set in. Second, Vehicle Critical Error occurs when a truck malfunction causes an accident. This can come in the form of brake failure, tire blowout, and other mechanical issues. Lastly, Environmental Effects can create tractor-trailer accidents. Icy roads, heavy rain, and traffic can contribute to collisions. Heavy commercial vehicles moving at fast speeds can easily lose control in slick or icy conditions. Snow and rain can also make a truck’s blindspots more dangerous.

Fighting For Your Rights

If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, you need an injury attorney that has experience dealing with trucking companies. You have a right to reciv The law firm of D’Agostino & Associates P.C. have been defending injured parties for over 25 years. D’Agostino & Associates P.C. has offices in New York and New Jersey. Contact us or call 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team today.