Jonesboro Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys - Experienced Truck Crash Lawyers You Can Rely On
Trucks are a common sight on I-55, I-40 and other Arkansas roads and highways. You might see one of these giant vehicles in your rear-view mirror and get a little anxious as it tries to pass you. But most people can't imagine a big rig crashing into them. The reality is that semi truck accidents happen more often than people might realize. Nearly 500,000 trucking accidents are reported each year, and about 5,000 of these crashes result in fatalities.
Tractor-trailer accidents are among the most serious cases handled by McDaniel Law Firm, PLC. When we handle these cases, we thoroughly investigate. We enlist the services of accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals to help support a client's claim. It's critical to act quickly, because the trucking company and the insurance companies often send investigators to the scene sometimes minutes after the crash is reported. If you wait too long to contact an attorney, evidence may disappear or become compromised. Witnesses may disappear or their memories of what happen may fade. Call 870-336-4747 now if you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed.
McDaniel Law Firm, PLC understands how difficult life can become after a tractor-trailer accident. That's why attorneys Bobby McDaniel and Brett A. McDaniel work so hard on behalf of accident victims throughout the state. Knowing what to do after a tractor-trailer accident may seem impossible. You have more questions than answers. We're here to help. Visit the following pages to learn more about what we can do to help tractor-trailer accident victims in Jonesboro, Paragould and across Northeast Arkansas:
- FAQs about Truck Accidents
- Who Is Responsible for Arkansas Truck Accidents?
- What Are the Top Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents?
- Investigating Truck Accidents
- Underride Accidents
Common tractor-trailer accident causes and injuries
Truck accidents happen just about every day in Arkansas - and for any number of reasons. But often the accident can be traced back to trucking company negligence. When trucking companies bend the rules and cut corners, they are being negligent and putting everyone at risk. A tractor-trailer wreck might be the result of a driver or company that is going around regulations or rules that are in place to protect the public. We work hard to hold the negligent parties responsible. We care about people who are injured through no fault of their own. We are committed to making Arkansas a better place to live for everyone.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Texting by truck drivers, or driver distraction
- Improper maintenance/inspection of vehicle brakes, turn indicators, and tires
- Overloaded trailers
- Improper safety labeling of contents
- Excessive speed resulting from unrealistic delivery schedules
- Drunk driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigued driving
Truck accidents are typically the most catastrophic accidents on Arkansas roadways. Due to the massive size and weight of a typical tractor-trailer - up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded - accidents involving tractor-trailers and smaller vehicles are rarely minor. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of people who sustained serious injuries in a tractor-trailer accident. Common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Truck accident wrongful death claims
Handling truck accident cases in Bentonville and throughout Arkansas
Big 18-wheelers are no stranger to Bentonville, Ark., which is the 10th largest city in the state and home to Wal-Mart's headquarters. The big rigs roll through Bentonville to make Wal-Mart deliveries, but other trucks also share highways like I-30, I-55, U.S. Route 67 and Highway 7 with other smaller vehicles. When serious truck accidents happen, victims may be transported to Northwest Arkansas Medical Center in Bentonville.
But crashes involving big rigs can happen anywhere in the state. According to statistics from the Arkansas Highway Safety Office, 13 people died in accidents involving large trucks in 2009.
More recently, in 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 85 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in Arkansas. These large trucks comprised an alarming number of fatal accidents that year - 11.5 percent. It's an alarming number when put in perspective: The NHTSA reports large trucks account for 4 percent of all registered vehicles.
There appears to be a higher number of fatal truck accidents in Arkansas than in most other states. According to the NHTSA, trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in accidents in which people die. That is more than 3 percentage points lower than in Arkansas.
Can an Arkansas tractor-trailer accident lawyer help me?
You don't have to face financial ruin because of someone else's carelessness or recklessness. Let McDaniel Law Firm, PLC help you. Our firm routinely handles tractor-trailer truck accident cases of all types. No two accidents are the same. No two clients are the same, either. That's why we take a personalized approach to each case. Our focus is on you, and getting the results you deserve.
Discover the difference an experienced, results-driven tractor-trailer accident attorney in Jonesboro can make. Demand justice. Call 870-336-4747 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Northeast Arkansas (including Jonesboro, Paragould, Craighead County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Mississippi County, Poinsett County), Northwest Arkansas (including Bentonville, Fayetteville and Rogers), all of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.