Truck Accident Attorney in Boise & Twin Falls Serving Throughout Idaho
Large trucks, semis, and tractor-trailers can be extremely destructive, dangerous vehicles if driven without due regard for safety, or, worse, while intoxicated or dangerously tired. If you or someone you love have been injured in an Idaho truck accident, you may have high medical expenses and may have lost income from time spent off work tending to your own or your loved one’s recovery. Lawsuits involving trucking companies can be complex and involve a number of well-armed corporate defendants. Instead of attempting to get the money you need by going up against these companies on your own, enlist the help of experienced truck accident attorneys to fight the battle on your behalf, so that you can focus on the more important task of getting better.
Many factors can contribute to a tractor-trailer accident
Due to the technically-complex nature of driving a large truck safely, there are many mechanical and operational failings which can cause catastrophic results. Even small issues that might not affect a passenger vehicle can have a major impact on the safe maneuvering of a large truck, including:
- Low tire pressure—a driver could potentially lose control of a vehicle where tires are not adequately inflated
- Improperly loaded trailer—an imbalance of weight in the truck’s trailer could cause it to jackknife or tip
- Poor brake maintenance—the greater amount of braking time and force needed to bring a massive, loaded semi-truck to a stop means that the brakes must be in excellent condition at all times
Lawsuits for large truck accidents can be complicated
If you’re in an accident with a large truck, there are many potential responsible parties. The driver himself may have been acting contrary to the law by using unlawful substances to stay awake behind the wheel or by driving while distracted by a piece of technology. The carrier or truck rental company may have failed to complete necessary maintenance to ensure the driver’s truck was in roadworthy condition. The truck’s maker may be responsible for the defective design or manufacture of a component part which causes a crash. An attorney well-versed in the complexities of truck accident litigation will know how best to explore these numerous avenues of liability to bring you full compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a serious truck accident in Idaho, ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the professional and compassionate truck accident attorneys at Pedersen & Whitehead, with offices conveniently located in Twin Falls (208-734-2552) and Boise (208-336-2552).