Drivers and passengers travelling on I-80 or I-35 are very familiar with the sight of massive semitrucks. A fully loaded truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. In contrast, a passenger vehicle typically weighs around 2,000 pounds. Due to this disparity in size, semitrucks can cause serious accidents when they collide with other vehicles. Truck drivers, trucking companies and other entities involved in loading or maintaining trucks must act competently and professionally at all times. When these people or companies act negligently, serious injury or wrongful death can be the result.
If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is imperative that you enlist the services of an experienced lawyer. Culp, Doran & Genest, P.L.C., in Des Moines have represented seriously injured individuals throughout central Iowa and beyond. Contact us to discuss your personal injury claim.
It is important to understand that truck accidents are very different from automobile accidents in a number of respects. The injuries associated with truck accidents are typically much more severe than the injuries from an automobile accident. Further, most trucks are obligated under federal law to carry a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance coverage. Therefore, while there is likely to be sufficient coverage for your injuries, it is also likely that the trucking companies and their insurance companies will fight tenaciously to minimize their potential losses.
In truck accidents, there are also a lot of companies that are potentially at fault for an accident. In many cases, the truck and trailer are owned by different companies. The trailer may have been loaded by another company. We will fully investigate your accident in order to determine what parties were at fault. Once we have determined these parties, we will pursue full compensation for your injuries. Our tenacious, firm approach has led to successful results for our clients time and time again.
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Call 515-288-3333 or email our law firm to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations in personal injury cases and do not charge attorneys fees unless we help you recover compensation for your injuries.