Need Compensation For A Tractor-Trailer Injury?

If you or a loved one was harmed in an accident involving a semi truck, 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, since the late 1970s, approximately 12 to 13 percent of all traffic-related fatal crashes were the result of a crash involving a large truck. Approximately one-half of all large truck accidents involving a fatality occur on nondivided, two-lane roadways.

At the Iowa personal injury firm of Hixson & Brown, P.C., our Des Moines, Iowa, commercial vehicle accident attorneys represent personal injury victims throughout the state. We have decades of combined experience pursuing justice and full compensation on behalf of injured people. Our mission is to obtain the money and medical help you and your family need to recover and move forward with life.

Did Truck Driver Negligence Play A Role In The Accident?

Many truck drivers are under pressure to reach their destinations as quickly as possible. Under such conditions, it is not uncommon for truckers or their trucking companies to violate safety regulations laid down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Examples of reckless driving or negligence on the part of truckers or trucking companies can include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Truck driver fatigue caused by traveling more hours than legally allowed
  • Speeding
  • Improper loading of the truck
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Poor truck maintenance

Collecting Vital Evidence On Your Behalf

In any motor vehicle accident, and particularly in truck accidents, it is important to preserve vital evidence before it disappears. Our lawyers can take prompt action to collect and protect evidence such as:

  • Black box data from the truck
  • Truck driver logs
  • Trucking company maintenance records
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Witness testimony

You can count on our Iowa motor vehicle crash lawyers for hard work and thorough preparation of your case. Whether through negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial, we will strive to maximize your compensation.

Call Our West Des Moines, Iowa, Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys

To request a free consultation and learn more about your options, call the West Des Moines office of Hixson & Brown, P.C., at 515-650-4531 or toll free at 800-229-9854. You can also reach us via our online contact form.