Tractor Trailer Accidents in Vermont
Vermont tractor trailer truck accidents are among the most devastating motor vehicle accidents in the state. These oversized trucks, also referred to as semi trucks, 18 wheelers and big rigs, with their enormous size and weight, frequently cause serious injuries when involved in collisions with autos, motorcycles, trucks and pedestrians. Victims of these crashes are often left in critical condition suffering from back, neck and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones. burns and loss of limbs. Sometimes the resulting injuries can be even more debilitating causing paralysis and even death.
In the event of such an accident, it is imperative to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who has experience with Vermont semi truck accidents. Consult the Law Office of David I. Schoen for expert legal representation. David has over 35 years of litigation experience, handling claims involving all motor vehicle accidents. Call him at (802)484-3900 for a free consultation and let him answer your pressing questions.
Factors that Contribute to Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents in Vermont
Semi truck crashes are caused by many factors, but often are the direct result of the negligent actions of the truck driver or the trucking company. Truck drivers work long hours, often continuing on through the night even when required by law to take adequate breaks. This can lead to impaired driving or falling asleep at the wheel. The driver may take unnecessary risks in inclement weather, speed or take drugs or alcohol to stay awake in an effort to arrive at the destination early or on time. The factors that may contribute to dangerous driving include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel
- Intoxicated Driving-DUI
- Inexperience of the Driver
Sometimes the truck driver may not be totally at fault. Perhaps the trucking company hasn’t maintained the equipment or properly trained the driver. Some reasons that the truck company could be held responsible for the collisions are:
- Overloading the Trucks
- Failure to Inspect and Maintain the Truck and Equipment
- Overworking the Driver
- Failure to Train Drivers
Truck accidents can be very serious. It is important that you understand your rights as an accident victim. You may be entitled to have your medical expenses related to the accident paid for, lost wages from resulting disabilities reimbursed, pain and suffering and/or recovery for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Trust the Law Office of David I. Schoen to investigate thoroughly the circumstances of your trailer truck accident, speak with witnesses, police officers and insurance companies on your behalf. David will also help you find proper medical treatment for your injuries if you have not done so already. David Schoen is experienced, skilled and thorough. He will not rest until you or your loved on has received just compensation. Contact the office today and speak with an experienced Vermont tractor trailer truck accident attorney