St. Clair County Lawyer For Truck Accident Cases
If you or a loved one has been hit and injured by a semi truck, it is important that you choose a personal injury lawyer with the experience to know that truck crash claims are different than car accident claims. Not only do these claims typically involve more severe injuries, but different laws come into play. Truck drivers have different rules to follow. A lawyer must know the rules and know how to build a strong case designed to get maximum compensation.
Causes Of Truck Accidents
Some of the common causes of truck accidents in St. Clair County and the surrounding communities include:
Driver fatigue: Semi truck drivers must follow laws that dictate how many hours they spend behind the wheel. When they violate these laws, they may be driving-fatigued, which is one of the leading causes of tractor-trailer accidents.
Speeding: A tractor-trailer requires much more distance to stop than a car. If a truck driver is speeding, the braking distance increases even more. Not surprisingly, speeding often leads to rear-end collisions and other truck accidents.
Improperly loaded trucks: There are laws that dictate how semi trucks are to be loaded and how much weight they can carry. Overweight loads and unbalanced loads make tractor-trailers more difficult to control and frequently lead to truck accidents.
“I have decades of experience helping truck accident victims get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. I understand the federal trucking laws that commercial drivers must follow. When necessary, I even bring in experts in accident reconstruction and other fields to further strengthen their case.” Attorney Joseph R. Kemp
Trucking companies and their insurers are powerful opponents, but with diligence and a commitment to results, Joseph R. Kemp is able to take them on and hold them accountable when their negligence causes harm to innocent people.
Contact A Shelby County Attorney For A Free Truck Accident Consultation
Joseph R. Kemp can be reached by email or by telephone at 205-699-5500. Contact him today to learn more about pursuing a truck crash claim. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so you only pay if he gets you results.