South Dakota Truck Accident Lawyer

When a truck accident occurs, the end result is generally not good, especially when trucks collide with smaller vehicles. The average car weighs about 3,000 pounds whereas large commercial trucks, big rigs and 18 wheelers can weigh numerous tons. When you pair a smaller vehicle with a massive truck, chances are that the smaller automobile will be demolished and the people inside of the car will sustain life-threatening injuries.

Most truck accidents could be prevented if truck drivers and trucking companies were more careful.  The leading cause of all truck accidents in the U.S. happens to be negligence. Sometimes, truck drivers and trucking companies engage in behaviors that can lead to serious accidents. Some well-known causes of truck accidents are: driver fatigue, improper loading of trucks, failure to maintain trucks, malfunctioning trucks, truck driver DUI, trucks carrying too much weight and cargo and unsafe truck driving behaviors, like speeding.

Once a truck accident has occurred and someone has been injured, they will want to work with a qualified personal injury attorney for numerous reasons. First, if they are able to prove that truck drivers or trucking companies acted negligently, they may be able to seek compensation. Second, they will need to be able to prove who is at fault. Sometimes, trucks drivers may be held accountable. Other times, trucking companies will be liable. Finally, they will want an attorney on their side who can build a strong case and protect their rights at the same time.

Truck Accident Attorneys Brookings, SD

The Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm is a recognized law office that represents truck accident victims in South Dakota and surrounding areas. In recent years, our truck accident attorneys have obtained favorable case outcomes for numerous truck accident victims in South Dakota who suffered from truck driver and trucking company negligence.

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