Big Truck Accidents

Injured in a Tractor Trailer Accident? Contact The Yost Legal Group Right Away

Since 2011, there have been about 500,000 accidents a year involving large trucks, which are also known as semi-trailer trucks/semi-tractor trailers/tractor trailers. Given the sheer size and mass of these enormous vehicles (a truck is over 10,000 pounds), even low-speed collisions have the potential to result in the loss of mobility, limb, or even life for a normal commuter.

Beyond the grief and hardship, victims and families are potentially left with exorbitant medical bills. Perhaps the vehicle involved with the collision wound up totaled or near totaled.

The effects of a large-truck collision are wide-reaching and long-lasting. That is why The Yost Legal Group aims to make the unfortunate process of seeking legal guidance as seamless as possible.

At The Yost Legal Group, we offer free consultations for the victims of large-truck accidents, and we do not charge a penny until we have guaranteed you have received victory in court, either through judgement or settlement.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

There are more large trucks on the road than ever before. Just think about every online order placed, every box of fruit and vegetables seen at the grocery store, every piece of equipment in an electronics store, all the clothes in an outlet or department store, and so much more. At some point, all of these items arrive at their destinations via a large truck.

The result is more truck drivers on the road, traveling more miles than ever before. According to the HDS Truck Driving Institute, truck drivers travel a collective 140 billion miles a year (that’s “billion,” with a “B”).

Truckers are incentivized to travel as far as possible in as short a time as possible, which results in unsafe behavior, as they can inevitably grow tired on the road. The most high-profile instance of a fatigued trucker in recent memory happened very recently, in 2015, when a tired Walmart trucker nearly killed celebrity actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

There is not a single moment out of the day when you can hit the road and not share it with a large truck. People need their packages. Stores need their goods. And trucking companies are there to provide their service to fill the need.

However, as we have briefly noted so far, this constant movement has its downsides. And, unfortunately, anyone on the road has the potential to be a victim.

Semi-Trucks/Semi-Trailers/Tractor Trailers/Large Trucks

Semi-trucks get their name from semi trailers, which do not have front wheels and rely on tractors for transportation. There are nearly 2 million semi trucks in operation in the U.S., and around 5.6 million semi trailers. Semi trucks and semi trailers are also known as tractors and tractor trailers, respectively.

Most semi trailers are 53 feet long, though some semi trucks pull multiple trailers at once. Some semi truck engines weigh as much as 3,000 pounds and can tow tens of thousands of pounds. Federal regulations state that semi trucks and trailers cannot weigh more than 80,00 pounds—anything heavier could potentially damage roads and bridges.

Your Rights Following a Tractor Trailer Accident

All motor vehicle accidents require swift investigations with a keen attention to detail. However, semi-truck accidents are even more complicated and require the utmost care when conducting a thorough investigation. Only experienced tractor trailer attorneys should be involved with these kinds of cases as they know the correct questions to ask and answers to provide.

Our experienced large-truck accident lawyers will help you:

  • Protect your rights
  • Investigate the accident
  • Obtain black box data
  • Document the findings
  • Cover immediate medical expenses
  • Answer questions and guide you through the case