Experienced Lawyers For Truck And Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Iowa sits at the intersection between two of the nation’s major interstate highways, Interstate 80 and Interstate 35. Every single day, thousands of semi trucks and other large commercial vehicles crisscross the state on these Interstate highways and other roadways. When the professional driver of a semi truck is negligent or careless and causes a collision, catastrophic injuries or death to innocent motorists are often the result. Negligent truck drivers put everyone on the road at risk.
The attorneys at Galligan Law have the knowledge and resources to ensure full justice is achieved for our clients when they’ve been injured or have had a loved one killed as a result of trucker negligence. Our personal injury attorneys are intimately familiar with and keep up to date on state and federal laws and regulations relating to the trucking industry.
Tractor-Trailer Crashes Have Unique Characteristics
The legal weight for a semi truck and trailer is 80,000 pounds (without a special overweight permit) while the average weight of a car is 5,000 pounds. A semi truck requires a 40% greater distance than a car to stop. Drivers of semis are professionals and require special training and skill to safely operate these massive trucks on our roadways because the consequences of a 40-ton truck colliding with a car or passenger vehicle can be devastating. How companies screen, hire and train drivers is critical to safety. cases involving semi-truck collisions apart from other motor vehicle collisions, as well as factors such as the following:.
- The dynamics of semi-truck crashes
- The specific state and federal laws and regulations governing operation of trucks on highways
- The unique crash data and electronic recording devices built into trucks
- Industry standards for loads, inspections and other aspects of the safe operation of trucks
- The complex legal relationships between drivers, trucking companies and other shipping entities
We have access to the best experts in crash investigation and reconstruction, as well as top experts on trucking industry standards and training requirements. We will quickly deploy all necessary resources to properly investigate your case and preserve crucial evidence necessary to win at trial.
Our Experience And Knowledge Matter
If you’ve been injured or have had a loved one killed by a negligent or careless truck driver, contact Galligan Law today and schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced Iowa personal injury attorneys.
According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, about 50 serious tractor-trailer accidents cause death or major injury every year in Iowa, which is far too many. Your truck accident is one too many. Our investigation of your trucking collision case is free. If we don’t take your case or obtain a successful recovery for you, we don’t charge you a fee for our professional services or ask you to pay back the costs we’ve incurred. You will only be charged if there is a successful outcome in your case and a financial recovery on your behalf.