Semitruck Accident Serious Injuries

Semitruck Accident Causes Serious Injures in a crash on I-95 near International Golf Parkway. A semitruck was headed north on I-95 when the driver rear-ended a pick-up-truck. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. on July 22. The impact propelled the pick-up truck off the road causing the pick-up to rotate and crash into a tree. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-Truck Accidents usually cause Serious Injuries and even Death due to the vehicle size and weight compared with passenger vehicles. Barnes and Cohen Personal Injury Attorneys specialize in semi-truck accidents, we have seen the devastating effects of semi-truck drivers speeding and we have seen failed equipment in poorly maintained semi-trucks. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Brake problems accounted for 29% of the fatal semi-truck accidents investigated. Speed accounted for 23% of the semi-truck accidents investigated. Speeding semi-truck drivers are often the result of pressure from the company or the greed of the trucker trying to earn more since they are often paid by the mile. Distracted Driving was listed as the cause for fatal crashes almost 10% of the time and drowsy driving was listed 13% of the time.

Is the Trucking Company Responsible When Semi-Truck Drivers Fail to Follow Safety Rules?

At Barnes and Cohen we know most Tractor-Trailer drivers are highly skilled careful drivers. Tractor-trailer accidents often occur when a trucking company or a truck driver bends the safety rules designed to keep our roads safe. At Barnes & Cohen our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the factors that led to your collision with a semi-truck, including:

Was the driver on the road for more hours than the law allows?

Was the truck receiving all necessary maintenance?

Was the truck driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

Was the truck driver distracted by their cell phone? Texting or making calls?

Did the truck driver have a current commercial driver’s license appropriate for the vehicle they were driving?

Does the truck driver have previous violations or accidents on their record?

Did the truck driver have unauthorized or underage passengers in their truck?

If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident you only have 14 days before benefits may be reduced. It is essential that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you fail to seek medical care within 14 days your auto insurance medical benefits may be slashed by as much as 75%. Insurance companies will argue that delay in getting treatment is evidence that your injury is minor or not even related to your accident. Additionally, make sure your doctor documents everything from your visit.

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