18-Wheeler Accidents

Columbia Truck Accident Lawyer

18-Wheeler Accidents

Have you been injured by a negligent driver of a big rig? If so, The Sumner Law Group, LLC can help. Big rig and 18-wheeler accidents can cause massive property damage and serious injuries to the accident victims. Due to the nature and extent of 18-wheeler accidents, their claims can be much higher than standard car accident cases. Our founder, Attorney Brent Sumner has experience working for a large insurance defense firm and this experience has proven critical when he's negotiating with low-balling insurance companies.

When dealing with insurance companies, especially in high-dollar claims, it's important to work with Columbia truck accident attorney such as Brent Sumner who has a track record for obtaining million and multi-million dollar settlements for his clients. As a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, you can be confident that your case is in very good hands when you choose to work with Attorney Sumner.

Were you injured in a truck accident?

The U.S. economy relies heavily on 18-wheelers, which can log up to 100,000 miles in a single year. In the U.S., 80,000 pounds is the maximum allowable legal gross vehicle weight without a permit, and most semis have a manual transmission to allow the driver as much control as possible.

Just like any other vehicle, 18-wheelers can be involved in serious, if not life-threatening accidents. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2002, 4,897 individuals died in truck accident and another 130,000 people were injured. Although truck accidents are only responsible for approximately 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle crashes, trucking accidents typically cause much greater injuries than ordinary car accidents due to the massive size and weight of these monsters of the road.

Truck accidents are commonly caused by:

  • Braking hard at high speeds can cause a "trailer swing"
  • Jackknifing, where the trailer pushes the tractor until it spins around and faces backwards
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper braking
  • Adverse road and weather conditions
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving (truck driver)
  • Improper loading
  • Driver negligence (e.g. texting while driving)
  • Fatigued driving

Contact The Sumner Law Group, LLC today!

Whether you were injured because a truck driver's brakes failed, or because a truck driver was texting while driving and failed to stop, or for another reason, we urge you to contact a Columbia truck accident lawyer from The Sumner Law Group, LLC. Due to the fact that truck accidents can cause massive property damage and serious bodily injuries, you will need an aggressive attorney who not only knows how to deal with the insurance companies, but who will aggressively fight for just compensation on your behalf!

If you or someone you love were injured in a truck accident, contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation with Attorney Brent Sumner.

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