After suffering an accident with a massive commercial vehicle, you need resources you can trust like our Savannah truck accident law firm to help you overcome the physical, emotional and financial aftermath of the crash.
Heavy semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial rigs have a higher risk of causing fatal accidents, simply because smaller vehicles hardly stand a chance against their weight.
We understand life has changed for you since your accident, and we’re here to help you put it back together again. The Eichholz Law Firm has a compassionate and experienced legal team waiting for your call. Our job is to fight for your rights, and give you and your family the support you deserve during this difficult time. By having a commercial vehicle accident lawyer by your side you will be one step closer to receive compensation for your injuries.
Commercial Vehicle Types
With commercial demands rapidly changing to meet market demands, vehicle engineers and manufacturers have created a number of different vehicles that are designed to cater to specific needs of the companies that use these types of vehicles.
However, while many of these vehicles are loaded with equipment to cater to a particular industry, many of the undercarriages of these vehicles are quite similar. In fact, many of the core safety systems were designed more than 25 years ago.
With this in mind, some of the different types of vehicles include:
It’s worth noting that while many of these vehicles are used on a daily basis, in some instances they are not as well-maintained as they need to be, which can result in an accident caused to a mechanical failure.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Due to the amount of time that most commercial vehicles spend on our roads, there are a wide variety of conditions and scenarios that can contribute to an accident.
In fact, it’s also worth considering that when factors like road conditions, negligent motorists, lack of vehicle maintenance and other related elements are included, the possibility of a serious truck accident occurring increases significantly every time that a commercial vehicle sets out for a delivery or pickup.
With all of this in mind, some common causes of truck accidents may include (but are not limited to):
- Blind spots
- Bad weather conditions
- Failed mechanical components
For drivers in Savannah and it’s surrounding areas, it’s always a wise decision to drive defensively whenever in the vicinity of a large vehicle, as while you can see them, in some cases, they may not be able to see your vehicle.
While there can be many different types of truck accidents, due to the vast amount of crash data that is collected by the National highway Safety Administration each year, there are a number of specific types of crashes that occur more frequently that others.
For example – in most cases, side impact type collisions are the most popular, yet there are also a wide variety of other crashes that can result in serious personal injury and property damage for all parties involved – especially for motorists in smaller vehicles or those that are riding motorcycles.
This list includes (but is not limited to):
Unfortunately, when any commercial vehicle is traveling at speed, the energy exerted at the point of impact can often have profound, life-changing effects on all parties involved. If you have been involved in a collision, contactthe Savannah truck accident lawyer at our Savannah based firm today, to begin exploring your legal options.
Truck Accident Injuries
With occupant safety high on the list of every vehicle manufacturer, it’s still important to note that in many truck crashes, there can be devastating injuries to those that are involved.
While many vehicle engineers are trying to design accident avoidance systems and other electronic safety aids to warn drivers of an oncoming dangerous situation, unfortunately, there are very few obstacles that can withstand the force of impact that is generated by a laden 18 wheeler hitting an object at speed.
Some common injuries that victims may sustain include:
In some instances, an injury may not be known until a few days after the incident has occurred. With this in mind, injury victims should always get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Truck Accident Settlements
The truck accident attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm have achieved significant settlements for the victims of commercial vehicle accidents.
In one particular case, our firm recovered $2 million for a client who was injured in a commercial vehicle accident, and $325,000 for a woman who was T-boned by a Comcast truck.
Learn more about the settlements our big rig law firm has achieved on our results page.
Savannah Injury Victim? Contact Our Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has become the victim of a serious injury from a big rig accident that was caused by another person, you may be eligible to receive compensation for those injuries, and any cost that is related to them – including property damages and lost wages.
At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, we have decades of combined experience helping injury victims fight for their MAXIMUM compensation amount and only get paid when we win your case. Having an experienced big rig lawyer by your side will dramatically increase your chances of receiving compensation.
With our primary office located in Savannah, we offer a 100% FREE initial case review and proudly serve injury victims in:
…. and most other cities throughout the state of Georgia.
To find out how we can help, contact us today at (866) 947-7449 ((866) 947-7449) – a member from our intake team will answer your call and quickly connect you to one of our lawyers – it’s that easy.
If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form located at the top of this page and we will contact you shortly.