18-Wheeler accidents

Accidents with an 18-wheeler are always a big deal! You've been in a car driving next to an 18-wheeler. Their size demands your attention and respect for their space; but, they have to respect your space too and there's no room for error. In the hands of a careless, inexperienced or fatigued operator, an 18-wheeler can become a major accident waiting to happen. If you're involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you need firm, aggressive legal representation to fight for every dollar you deserve. It starts with a phone call and a free consultation.

Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Tire failure or separation
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
  • Brake failure
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to accommodate blind-spots
  • Unsecured cargo or freight

What to do if you're in an accident with an 18-wheeler

  • Do not leave the scene of the accident
  • Check for injuries (Call ambulance immediately if needed)
  • Call the police
  • Get as much information as possible:
    1. Other driver's contact and insurance information (If not owner, get owners information)
    2. Contact information on all passengers
    3. Contact information on all witnesses
    4. Take pictures (Use cell phone)
  • Do not admit fault or responsibility (Even if you think you are at fault)
  • Seek medical attention (Even if you think you are not injured. Let a professional decide.)
  • Contact the law office of Edwin Shorty and Associates for a free consultation

"An accident with an 18-wheeler can wreck your life. You need aggressive and experienced legal help to fight for your rights and get the money you deserve to get your life back on track."