Need Compensation For A Tractor-Trailer Injury?
You have always been nervous when driving around semitrucks. You are all too aware of what can go wrong if a collision were to occur. No matter what personal car or truck you are driving, it will be no match for the semitruck. When you drive, you have done everything possible to avoid them on the road, slowing down or speeding up as necessary.
Unfortunately, your efforts were not enough. After slowing down for a traffic jam, you look in the rearview mirror and notice a semitruck barreling toward you. There is nowhere to go. Later in the hospital, you are told that you are lucky to be alive.
While you are grateful to survive, you wonder how you will cope with the physical and emotional damage in the years to come. Like many semitruck accident victims, you know this is not something you will simply be able to walk away from, no matter how hard you try. Your career will be put on hold and your job possibly placed in jeopardy. You fear you will require 24-hour assistance to complete your daily tasks.
You do not deserve to live this way as a result of one truck driver’s careless mistake. This is where our firm comes in. We will help you navigate the post-crash waters.
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
- Improper loading of the truck
- Overloaded trucks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Inappropriate stopping or parking on the shoulder or traveled portion of an off-ramp or highway
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’s 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.