It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon. You and your family are on a road trip to visit distant relatives. You are reading your favorite book in the backseat. When you look up, you see an 18-wheeler in the distance. You think nothing of it. But suddenly, the 18-wheeler swerves into your lane, crashes with your car, and drags your car with it across the pavement. The next thing you can remember is waking up in a crushed car. Your stuck and cannot move. You feel someone force you out of the burning car and you are taken to the hospital. That is when you realize your life will never be the same.
The Experienced 18-Wheeler Attorneys
Lives change every day due to 18-wheeler crashes. We hear it everyday on the news and on the radio that a person was injured, or even worse, killed by an 18-wheeler. It is important to know your rights if you are affected by an 18-wheeler crash.
The attorneys at Attorney Brian White and Associates have substantial experience in successfully handling many of these life-changing experiences. We have helped our clients get through these tough times. Although nothing may bring back the life one had before a devastating crash, we fight to get what our clients deserve. We fight to help our clients get through the life they have now after the crash.
How To Recover From An 18-Wheeler Crash?
The driver of an 18-wheeler may be liable if they were negligent in causing the crash. The majority of 18-wheeler crashes are caused by the driver of the 18-wheeler’s negligence. Just like any driver on the road, the 18-wheeler driver owes a duty to other drivers on the road to drive reasonably safe. Therefore, if the 18-wheeler driver fails to follow the rules of the road, puts drivers in danger, and as a result injures someone, the 18-wheeler driver is responsible for that harm. However, the driver of the 18-wheeler is not the only liable party.
The employer of the driver may also be liable for the harms that results from the crash. Employers of 18-wheeler drivers also owe a duty to other drivers on the road. Employers must properly hire, train, and supervise their drivers. There are protocols they must have in place such as safety procedures and policies, safety handbooks, and driving logs to keep track of the hours their drivers are on the road.
However, in order to prove these claims, we must act fast. Evidence may be destroyed, and witnesses may forget. Time is of the essence.
Know Your Rights and Get The Help You Deserve
At Attorney Brian White and Associates, 18-wheeler crashes are one of our specialties. It is important to hire the right lawyer who knows how to gather important evidence before it disappears, explain to you your rights, and get you what you deserve.