Outstanding Nebraska Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
Most truck accidents claims are similar to those for automobile accidents. However, truck accidents are usually much more serious and devastating than automobile accidents because of the weight of the truck. Accidents involving heavy trucks kill 14 people a day. In addition, in accidents involving automobiles and tractor-trailers, 98 percent of the fatalities are occupants of the automobile, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In defining a truck accident, the gross vehicle weight of the truck is at least 10,000 pounds. In many accidents involving big trucks, the drivers have driven longer than the allowed number of hours, resulting in driver fatigue, excessive speed, trucks that are overloaded or too heavy, and trucks that are improperly maintained, especially for brake defects.
For additional information about our ability to represent your interests effectively in a Nebraska truck accident lawsuit, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Friedman Law Offices in Lincoln.