Helping individuals injured in auto accidents is one of Jones & Swanson’s specialties. This includes tractor-trailer collisions, which given the size of these vehicles, can result in significant impacts and severe injuries. Weighing anywhere from 35,000 to 80,000 pounds or more, tractor trailers accelerate slowly through turns and across intersections and are unable to decelerate quickly. It’s no wonder that almost a quarter of all tractor-trailer accidents are side-impact or side-struck collisions. Recently, Jones & Swanson was able to help a young man who was injured this way.
Our client was on his way home from work traveling straight down a four-lane divided highway when a tractor trailer pulled out in front of him. At the last second, the tractor trailer driver tried to cross the highway from a side street, but our client was already in the intersection and there was nothing he could do to avoid the collision. Our client’s vehicle slammed into the side of the tractor trailer, totaling his vehicle. Worse yet, he suffered a nasty broken leg bone that required surgery, a rod, and multiple screws.
Our client’s recovery was difficult and painful. As a result, he was unable to work his physically demanding job for months, and he was ultimately let go given the time he had to take off. The financial burdens of his medical bills and lost wages meant he needed help. Worst of all, the truck driver’s employer and insurance company denied the collision was their fault, instead blaming our client despite a lack of any supporting evidence. We refused to back down and filed a lawsuit. After multiple depositions, including various witnesses, corporate representatives, and accident reconstruction experts, we were able to hold the trucking company and their driver accountable and obtain a significant recovery for our client. As a result, our client’s medical bills were all resolved, and he will be able to financially support his small, growing family for many years to come.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WERE INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A TRACTOR-TRAILER, CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER TO DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS. THE EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AT JONES AND SWANSON WILL FIGHT FOR THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.