Tractor Trailer Collisions
Because tractor-trailers and other big trucks can cause serious, catastrophic injuries and damages, their drivers' and owners' are held to a higher standard of safety and insurance coverage. At Rogers and Driver we have experience handling serious tractor-trailer and big truck wreck injuries.
If you have been injured or have had a loved one killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer or big truck, special federal and state laws may apply to your case. At Rogers and Driver, we will act quickly to obtain the truck driver's log that shows whether the driver made regular stops to get weighed and took the required amount of breaks to rest prior to the collision.
We will also obtain records showing vehicle maintenance and any load weight requirements. Acting quickly to obtain these records before they are destroyed by the truck driver or trucking company is critical to your case.
These records may prove that in addition to operating the truck negligently and carelessly, the trucker:
- Had defective equipment
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue from failure to follow rules
- Large, unstable loads
- Failure to maintain inspection standards and records
At Rogers and Driver, we realize that big trucking companies often hire experts immediately after a big truck collision and have them on the collision scene. These experts can distort and misrepresent information, even before all of the facts are gathered by law enforcement. You need attorneys who recognize the reality of tractor-trailer collisions, and, who can hire a team of experts to potentially combat big trucking and insurance companies.
Whether you've suffered serious physical injury or the death of a loved one, Rogers and Driver can help. You may be entitled to money damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Rental car payments
- Automobile/motorcycle repairs or replacement
- Treatment for all injuries caused by the collision
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Compensation for permanent impairment and disfigurement
- Economic loss caused by the death of your loved one