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Why Experienced Attorneys Are Essential to Your Tractor-Trailer Collision Claim

Tractor-trailer accidents can be terrifying, traumatic, and tough to recover from.

Catastrophic physical injuries and loss of life are more common when the drivers of these massive vehicles are negligent or liable for an accident, but their insurance carriers and their attorneys will do everything they can to deflect and minimize blame. Regardless of your circumstances, their goal is to avoid paying settlements to drivers who have been victimized by their employees.

In these situations, the only recourse you have is to partner with attorneys of your own—and you’ll need a team who understands how to counter the other side’s tactics.

Schneider Williamson can provide the resources and personal responsiveness you deserve during this life-changing process. When you’ve been grievously injured and you need support to reestablish a normal life, Schneider Williamson will provide the knowledge and resources you need to feel confident about your future.

Get legal solutions when you’ve been wronged and protect your rights with Schneider Williamson.

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What Happens When You Call Us

Step One
Free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your tractor-trailer accident
Step Two
Agree on a mutual understanding of your claim and the best path forward
Step Three
Focus on recovery while Schneider Williamson diligently pursues justice

$1,666,666 for Client Killed in Tractor-Trailer Collision

$1.67M settlement for a client killed in an underride tractor-trailer collision. The client heroically saved his passenger’s life by evading the rear of the trailer and absorbing the brunt of the impact on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents FAQ

While you can file a tractor-trailer accident claim on your own, having an experienced personal injury attorney can significantly improve your chances of securing a fair settlement. Personal injury attorneys have the expertise to navigate complex legal processes and negotiate with insurance companies.

Yes. Commercial trucks often weigh more than 80,000 lbs. and pose distinct challenges compared to regular passenger vehicles.

Given commercial trucks’ massive size and weight, collisions result in substantial property damage. Injuries sustained from truck accidents are typically more severe, necessitating extensive medical attention and recovery periods. Fractures, broken bones, and even life-threatening injuries are more common.

Truck drivers carry insurance policies substantially greater than those for regular car accidents, often worth millions. That said, their insurance providers are resourceful in evading liability and might offer settlements well below fair value. In these cases, an experienced truck accident lawyer will identify these tactics and negotiate effectively on your behalf.

Yes. Trucking companies and drivers must adhere to regulations outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to ensure road safety. Regulations cover various aspects, including service hours, documentation, maintenance, and hazardous materials transportation. Familiarity with these regulations is essential for building a solid case.

For example, while regulations limit truck drivers to 10 hours of driving daily, financial pressures can lead to violations of these rules, endangering other motorists.

In the aftermath of an accident, maintaining your composure is critical. Activate your hazard lights and, if it’s safe, remain in your vehicle while contacting emergency services.

Allow EMTs and paramedics to evaluate your condition, even if your injuries seem minor. You and any passengers should receive a comprehensive medical assessment.

Do not leave the accident scene until you’ve gathered all the necessary information to support a potential case. Collect names and contact details of everyone involved, including eyewitnesses.

Note the names and badge numbers of responding police officers, and take photographs from various angles to document the accident scene, including points of impact and any pertinent details.

Avoid inadvertently admitting fault by using seemingly innocuous phrases like “sorry.” Reserve discussions about the accident’s details for the police officer and your insurance agent. You are not obligated to speak with the truck driver’s insurance agents.

Many tractor-trailer accident attorneys, including Schneider Williamson, work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if you win your case. Fees are typically a percentage of the settlement amount, which makes legal representation accessible to those who need it.

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