When large semis crash with passenger vehicles, it’s the people in the smaller cars who suffer the most. Indeed, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 97 percent of those killed in collisions between passenger vehicles and large trucks are in the passenger vehicles.
Large trucks can be dangerous for many reasons. Among the factors cited by the institute: their weight (up to 20 to 30 times more than a regular car); slower brake times; driver fatigue. After a trucking accident, it’s imperative to work with a law firm that understands this complex field of litigation.
Since our founding, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has helped families find resolution after trucking accidents. Among our recent trucking cases:
- We obtained a $7.5 million settlement for the family of a motorcyclist who died after an accident with a truck driver who failed to yield to oncoming traffic. After investigating the accident, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader discovered that the truck driver failed several road evaluations regarding yielding at intersections – the very issue that caused the accident – and that he twice failed his commercial driver’s license exam. The case, which involved six liability and damage experts, resolved after two mediations.
- We secured a $46 million verdict – among the top 10 largest decisions that year – for the parents of a couple killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
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