Truck accident attorney in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision caused by a large commercial truck driver, it is important to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. David McCarthy, PC has successfully handed a range of truck and automobile accidents and other injury cases for more than 15 years. Based in Carbon County, Rawlins he has the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle complex commercial truck accident claims.
Our semi-truck accident law firm in rawlins can help you.
With increasing numbers of semi tractor-trailers and other big rigs on our roadways, truck accidents are bound to be common in the state of Wyoming. With frigid conditions, gale force winds and icy roads, commercial vehicles commonly collide with passenger vehicles on Interstate 80.
Truck driver error is a leading contributing factor to crashes involving tractor trailers and semis. Truckers spend many hours behind the wheel and often drive too fast for roadway conditions. Driving too fast for road or weather conditions is particularly dangerous on the steep grades and mountainous terrain of the I-80 corridor through the Wyoming high country surrounding Rawlins.
Under pressure to make delivery deadlines, truck drivers may drive aggressively and follow other vehicles too closely. Large trucks take longer distances to stop safely. When a truck driver tailgates or follows other vehicles too closely, the driver creates a situation in which an accident is unavoidable if traffic stops suddenly. Large trucks often hit the vehicle in front of them because a driver was following too closely or driving too fast for traffic conditions.
A truck driver may have spent many hours behind the wheel without adequate rest. Drivers who are dangerously fatigued pose a danger to others on the roads. Drowsy drivers are slower to react to changes in traffic conditions to avoid a crash.
David McCarthy, PC will investigate and determine all the contributing factors to your accident. Even if you were partially at fault, the truck driver also may have contributed to the accident and be liable for your injuries. Let us review your truck accident and go over your legal options for pursuing compensation.