Get Trusted Legal Help After A Life-Altering Truck Accident
Few traffic accidents are more deadly or devastating than those involving trucks. When big rigs collide with other vehicles, the lives of innocent people are often shattered in big ways. Catastrophic injuries and fatalities are common.
After such a tragic accident, you may be wondering where to turn for help in navigating the legal ramifications of an accident claim. We are here for you.
Hazelton Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Bemidji, Minnesota. Our lawyers have more than 40 collective years of experience helping injury victims and their families navigate the hard road to legal recovery after a life-altering accident. By working diligently as your advocate and adviser, we can help make that process smoother and easier while fighting for the full financial recovery you deserve.
What Are Some Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?
Trucking accidents are often far more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Establishing fault and sorting out liability can be a long, complicated endeavor. There may be multiple factors that contributed to the accident. Some of the most common include:
- Truck driver fatigue, especially if the driver spent too much time behind the wheel than legally permissible
- Truck driver inattention (distracted driving)
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Improper lane changes
- Mechanical problems with the truck due to inadequate inspections, improper maintenance or defective parts
Our truck accident lawyers know how to conduct a thorough investigation from the start to uncover all the relevant evidence and pinpoint fault. We are no strangers to disentangling complex liability questions, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that all the responsible parties are held accountable – whether that includes the truck driver, the dispatcher, their employer, the defective part manufacturer or anyone else.
Why Is Hazelton Law Group The Firm You Need After A Logging Truck Accident?
Have you been injured in a logging truck accident? You will see the difference when you meet our experienced team at Hazelton Law Group. We offer the excellent personal service you expect from a small firm, but with the qualifications and professionalism of a large firm. You do not need to go to a Twin Cities personal injury firm when experienced attorneys are local to you.
Call us and we would be happy to help with your case. We always put our clients first, and we will give you the personal attention your semi-truck accident case deserves. With offices from Grand Rapids to Bemidji, we are here for you wherever you need us.
What Causes Logging Truck Accidents?
One of the top reasons for tractor-trailer and logging accidents is that drivers are overly fatigued. Truck driver fatigue is similar to impaired driving or distracted driving. To combat it, drivers have regulations regarding how many hours they can work without a break. Other causes include improper loading, poorly secured loads, speeding and poor vehicle maintenance.
What Can You Do To Stay Safe?
You often have no choice but to share the road with semi trucks and logging trucks, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and need twice as long of a stopping distance as a passenger car. To stay safe, try to avoid the blind spots – directly behind and in front of the truck, along with the sides near the back of the trailer. If you do have to pass a truck, do it quickly and while looking for any falling debris. If you have to drive behind the truck for any amount of time, maintain enough of a following distance that you can stop safely in an unexpected emergency.
Start With A Free Consultation – No Fees Unless We Win
Learn more about your options during a free case review. You can reach our firm online or by phone at 218-210-2043. There’s no risk and no obligation. We don’t charge any attorney fees unless we’re successful.