What options do you have after getting into an accident with a big rig? When you compare the size and weight of a truck to that of the average car, you can easily understand why the damage that occurs in big rig collisions is often devastating. If the accident involves a semi-truck and a car, or worse, tractor-trailer hitting a motorcycle, you can expect extensive damage. The potential injuries can change a victim’s life forever.
You can end up out of work and without pay until you heal or even face permanent disability. Medical bills add up quickly. The stress of medical costs compiled with all the other life changes can have a devastating effect on the whole family. Without help, many people face the prospect of losing everything. It’s critical that victims seek help immediately after the accident.
What can you do to protect yourself if you become an accident victim? The first thing you need to know after you’ve received medical care is who to turn to for help. You need to consult an experienced big rig collisions attorney.
Large truck and bus statistics.
The 2016 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics shows that in 2014, 8,328,759 single-unit trucks (straight trucks), 2,577,197 combination trucks (tractor-trailers), and 872,027 buses were registered in the United States.
A second statistic shows large trucks traveled 279.1 billion miles (9.2 percent of the total). It bears repeating that large trucks drove almost 300 billion miles in 2014. Three years later in 2017 that number has certainly grown. The more big rigs on the road equals a higher potential for accidents.
The following headlines are part of a selection of fifty big rig collisions found in the Wichita Eagle. Just a couple examples to show you the types of accidents that can happen.
Wichita woman killed in Kansas Turnpike accident
Posted: Jun 05, 2017 8:40 AM PDT
A Wichita woman was killed Sunday when a semi struck her car.
Wichita man recovering after semi vs. motorcycle accident
Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:17 PM PST
A Wichita man is recovering after a motorcycle vs. semi-truck accident along I-235 near Kellogg Sunday night.
If you are the victim of big rig collisions in Wichita Garden City, Goodland, Topeka, El Dorado, Dodge City, Liberal, Great Bend, Wellington, Winfield, Goddard, Valley Center, Park City, Pratt, Kingman or any of the surrounding area, find help by calling in the Bull. Brad Pistotnik Law has helped many accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Brad has years of experience fighting insurance companies who employ a whole bag of tricks to keep their client from paying. Don’t let this happen. Call the professionals and let us fight for you.
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