Injuries sustained by occupants of a passenger vehicle as a result of a collision with any of the large, commercial freight trucks traveling across Iowa can be devastating. Passenger cars are no match for big semis when things go wrong.
Truck accidents have many causes, some of which are caused by driver negligence. When a driver fails to stop and rest at appropriate intervals, or drives under the influence of sleep-suppressing drugs, their judgment can be impaired. Truck drivers can also put others at risk by driving aggressively, carrying unsecured loads, or driving too fast. If truck drivers do not adjust their speeds for various conditions such as slick roads or construction zones, they may be responsible for an accident even if they are following posted speed limits.
Sometimes the risk posed by a semi-truck is unrelated to the actions of the driver – it may be the trucking company that failed to do their part. For example, the driver’s company may have neglected to inspect or repair the truck. Cargo may have been loaded improperly, or the truck may have inoperable lights, brakes, or other equipment. Lacking regular inspection, damaged truck tires can also cause accidents by disintegrating at high speeds leading to injuries and fatalities on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa Injury Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for help. John has handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death claims for truck accident victims and their families. He has extensive experience in trial and in negotiations and can help you recover the compensation you will need. Call today.
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