Tanker trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on Rhode Island’s roadways. When they are involved in traffic accidents, they have the potential to literally crush other vehicles and cause catastrophic injuries to their occupants. Victims and their families may face extremely long roads to recovery.
For over 40 years, the attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. have represented those who have been harmed or lost loved ones due to negligence and wrongdoing. We have fought for and secured record-setting verdicts in Rhode Island. Recovering more than $1billion for the wronged and injured. If you are looking for experienced counsel in the aftermath of a semi truck accident, we can help.
Contact a Rhode Island truck accident attorney at (401) 200-4059 to find out how our firm can assist you. Your consultation is free and entirely confidential.
Trucker Negligence & Other Causes of Trucking Accidents
Like other traffic accidents, truck accidents can be caused by many different types of negligence, wrongdoing, or even situations entirely out of one’s control. It will be important to determine exactly what factor or factors contributed to the collision and identify the at-fault party. This could be the truck operator, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or other party.
Some potential causes of truck accidents include:
- Heavy weather
- Unsafe lane changes
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Defective truck or auto parts
- Poor tractor or trailer visibility
- Drunk or drugged truck operators
- Defective or dangerous roadways
- Unbalanced or unsecured truck load
- Overloaded truck or improperly loaded cargo
- Improperly inspected or maintained truck parts
- Hours-of-service and other trucking regulation violations
These are complex cases that often involve facing off against large corporations that have teams of defense attorneys dedicated to countering claims. Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. has the resources and experience to go up against these opponents, and win.
To learn more, call (401) 200-4059 and schedule a free consultation with a Rhode Island semi truck attorney today.