Truck Accident

When a truck crash injures you, your physical wellbeing and financial health are on the line. Let an Idaho truck crash attorney help you take control by getting the compensation you deserve.

Vehicle accidents are terrifying events, and they’re made even more so when they involve an 18-wheeler or semi-truck. These massive machines can destroy any car and result in devastating injuries.

If you’ve survived a truck accident, you likely need to file a claim for your injuries and expenses. An Idaho truck accident lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates can make sure your claim has the best possible chance of getting you the compensation you need.

Determining Fault

Determining the cause of your truck crash can help you and your lawyer understand who was at fault. That’s especially important in truck crash injury claims because more than one person or entity can be at fault. These may include the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck owner, and the agency responsible for maintaining safe roads.

Naming all the negligent parties who contributed to your injuries can drastically increase the amount of compensation you receive.

Your Idaho truck collision attorney will investigate every aspect of the accident to determine who or what could have caused the collision. We’ll use the evidence and witness testimonies we find to build a solid case that will ensure you receive the most compensation possible for your injuries.

What Was the Cause?

Some common causes of semi-truck accidents include the following:

  • Drowsy Driving – Truck drivers often have distance or time quotas they must meet. They often make these goals at the expense of their sleep, making them dangerous drivers in a normal vehicle and potentially deadly in an 18-wheeler. We can investigate trip records and determine how long the truck driver had been on the road without sleep.
  • Distracted Driving – This is a growing concern for highway patrol officers across the country. People are talking or texting on their phones, fiddling with the radio, drinking coffee, and eating all while driving. When the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a multi-ton semi-truck, the resulting accident can be catastrophic.
  • Unsecured Cargo – Unsecured truck cargo has caused many accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Even something as small as rocky debris or ice sliding off the top of the trailer can cause a crash.
  • Dangerous Road Conditions – Potholes, inadequate shoulders, uneven lanes, and poor road markers are common driving complaints, but when they create the potential for a serious truck accident, they become much more than a nuisance.

Call a Truck Accident Attorney

When an accident with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler leaves you injured, you’re likely going to need some help getting the compensation you need to fully recover. An experienced attorney with Craig Swapp & Associates can hold the negligent party accountable.

To get in touch with an Idaho truck accident lawyer, dial 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.