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Navigating Truck Accidents with Expert Legal Guidance

An “18-wheeler” or “Big Rig” or “Mack Truck” is a type of commercial vehicle used for hauling merchandise and conducting other business-related activities. Commercial trucks include all types of trucks that need a commercial driver’s license to operate, including cement trucks, tanker trucks, tractor-trailers, freight trucks, car haulers, and delivery trucks, such as those used by UPS, FedEx, Ryder, and Amazon.

It is not uncommon for these types of vehicles to be involved in accidents with devastating outcomes, including fatalities or life altering injuries.

A skilled commercial trucking accident attorney will evaluate a case from all angles leaving no stone unturned.  Our legal professionals will partner with you to ensure these companies are held accountable.

and face severe consequences.

The Road Hazards of Large Commercial Trucks

In 2021 alone, there were over 400,000 recorded accidents involving trucks and buses, in the United States and almost 30% resulted in injuries. (

To make a bad situation even worse, the size disparity between a commercial truck and any other vehicle involved can sometimes result in serious injuries or even fatalities. It’s also possible the cargo a truck is transporting such as fuel, hazardous waste, or dangerous gases, may cause further harm and other risks if they make their way onto the road, atmosphere, or people.

Building Your Case: Unraveling the Legal Maze After a Truck Accident

Establishing Fault in Commercial Truck Accidents

To prove your case in commercial truck accidents, negligence is the key legal concept. Demonstrating negligence involves three crucial elements:

  1. Legal Duty:The defendant (driver) must owe a duty of reasonable care to the plaintiff (driver/passenger/pedestrian) to prevent harm, given the circumstances.
  2. Breach of Duty:It’s essential to show that the defendant failed to meet the standard of reasonable care.
  3. Causation:The breach directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

Seeking Compensation: Damages in Truck Accidents

If a truck driver is at fault in your accident, you may qualify for compensation covering physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Special Considerations: Navigating Truck Accident Challenges

Commercial trucks pose unique risks, such as jackknifing and challenging turns. Special circumstances, like slippery roads or abrupt maneuvers to avoid obstacles, can affect liability. Understanding these intricacies is crucial in presenting a strong case for negligence in court. Trust Dream Team Law to guide you through these twists and turns fighting for you and the compensation you deserve.


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