Semi trucks differ from passenger vehicles in many ways. One key difference is that most trucks have electronic control modules or "black boxes" that record vital information. This data often plays a critical role in building a personal injury case against truck drivers and their employers. At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we know how to harness "black box" data and other evidence to build strong cases for injury victims.
Our attorneys understand the trucking industry. We're familiar with the detailed regulations that govern commercial trucks. What's more, our lawyers know how to pinpoint negligence on the part of the driver, dispatcher, employer or manufacturer — and how to build a strong case against them.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents. Trucking industry experts estimate that 10 to 30 percent of all truck accidents involve distractions. This completely preventable risk factor often contributes to rear-end collisions in particular, when the truck overrides a vehicle.
Other factors that contribute to these devastating accidents include:
- Inexperienced drivers "overdriving" the road conditions — for example, by failing to slow down or take precautions for the weather or road conditions
- Lack of sleep or overloading on caffeine to fight fatigue
- Unbalanced loads and overweight trucks that can't brake fast enough
- Poor truck maintenance
- Truckers "running hot" — that is, speeding so they can make a deadline
Let Us Help You Tackle The Challenges Ahead
After a serious or fatal accident, the bills can quickly multiply. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. We offer a free and confidential consultation so you can discuss your case with a member of our team with no obligation. We can meet you in the hospital, in your home or at one of our convenient offices in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area (including Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids and Edina). Learn more by calling 612-444-5604.