A semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – about the size of 20 average passenger cars put together. Due to its massive weight and size, a semi-truck can be extremely dangerous to others on the road. In fact, the FMCSA reports that an accident with a semi results in a fatality 98 percent of the time. And sadly, 72 percent of semi-truck fatalities in 2010 were those in another vehicle involved–not the semi.
Crash injury attorneys in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and elsewhere agree: Getting prompt legal help after a semi-truck accident is essential. The trucking company will fight tooth-and-nail to undermine your case, potentially leaving you to deal with any resulting medical bills on your own.
Don’t let semi-truck drivers off the hook for their negligent or reckless behavior. If you’ve been harmed, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to me, Paul Powell – a Las Vegas semi-truck accident lawyer who understands what you’re going through and how to help you achieve justice. For immediate legal help with your semi-truck accident case, contact me today.