18 WHEELER WRECKS
Each year, there are several hundred thousand accidents involving large commercial trucks such as box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations. We all know them as 18-wheelers and according to some statistics, it is estimated that as much as 5% of all accident related injuries and 14% of deaths are caused these 18 wheelers.
At Fortune & Beard, we have discovered that many of the accidents that we have had the opportunity to investigate may have been prevented if the carrier had hired a well-qualified, well-trained driver. Unfortunately, trucking companies are known to make severe errors in their hiring practice and employ drivers that have a history of drug use or substandard driving record.
Our experienced team of attorneys will investigate each case to discover the cause of each accident, whether it is the negligent hiring of an unsafe driver, substandard or negligent maintenance of fleet vehicles, or a blatant disregard for the safety provisions set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations that are in place to protect the public.
The attorneys at Fortune & Beard will aggressively pursue your case and know what victims of 18-wheeler accidents and their families legally deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and sometimes, even death.