Our top-rated truck accident lawyers have been winning serious injury and wrongful death 18-wheeler accident cases for over 35 years and have an unparalleled track record of success. Our approach is based on personal attention to provide the best representation to our clients injured by commercial vehicles. Success in 18-wheeler semi-truck accident lawsuits is due to over 35 years of experience, dedication to our clients and our proven approach to truck accident lawsuits.
Arkansas is home to one of the largest commercial truck companies in the world with trucks running every day on our highways delivering products. Interstate 40 runs through the heart of Oklahoma and Arkansas over which 18 wheelers travel every day. Interstate 49 and Highway 71 creates a corridor from Louisiana to Missouri through Arkansas for big rigs carrying heavy loads. The trucking industry is thriving in Arkansas. Truck companies usually pay by the mile, so truck drivers have an incentive to deliver the load as quickly as they can. Unfortunately, this part of the trucking industry can encourage excessive hours and other unsafe activities. If you have an accident due to the negligence of a trucker, you should contact an experienced Arkansas truck accident attorney.
When you have been hit by an 18-wheeler, often it is difficult to know what you should do to protect yourself and your family. The first step should be doing research on finding the best lawyer for a truck collision case. Our team of accident attorneys maintain a quick response for appropriate serious injury or wrongful death cases. By putting our trucking accident lawyers to work on your case early, we can combat the insurance carriers and the trucking company on an equal footing. Many trucking companies maintain their own quick response teams dispatched to the scene of the crash within hours of the occurrence. Getting critical data such as measurements and preserving the big truck for inspection are often very important steps. The sooner you hire the best attorney for a truck accident, the better for your case. Also, preserving your own vehicle when the injuries have been severe can be important if your vehicle may have had a defect that contributed to the accident or the injuries. Your own vehicle is also important to help determine how the accident occurred. You should always talk with an accident attorney before your vehicle is destroyed or repaired if catastrophic injuries were involved.
The Most Common Causes of 18 -Wheeler Accidents
- Driving with an oversized or overweight load
- Failure to maintain the vehicle’s braking system
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to monitor the weather
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast for the driving conditions
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
- Failure to secure the load
- Failure to properly inflate and/or maintain the tires
- Jackknifing due to failure to control the vehicle
Both the driver and trucking company have duties to maintain the truck and to ensure that the driver is fit to drive a commercial motor vehicle. The real cause of a truck wreck is often not clear. That is why it is critical that you hire a qualified Arkansas truck accident lawyer who will investigate all of the potential causes and determine who may be liable.
At Keith Law Group we have the knowledge and resources needed to secure full and fair compensation for your accident. When you hire us, we will take swift action to investigate your accident and preserve critical evidence in your case. Our lawyers will pursue an aggressive case strategy designed to win maximum compensation as quickly as possible.