Truck Accidents

Complex and always serious

RPWB truck accident attorneys have the litigation experience necessary to make certain our clients’ rights are protected. Accidents involving tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers are some of the most devastating wrecks on our roadways. When a tractor-trailer and a car collide, it is very likely the accident results in death or severe injury of a passenger in the automobile.

Numerous large trucks are involved in accidents around the world each year. According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), more than 500,000 truck accidents occur annually across the country. Each year, commercial truck accidents result in approximately 5,000 fatalities nationwide. In 2009, approximately 4,000 people in the US died in accidents that involved large trucks.

In the legal realm, tractor-trailer wrecks are not treated as ordinary car accidents. Laws and regulations that apply to commercial trucks and their operators are different from those in typical car accidents. The trucking industry is highly regulated at the state and federal levels, with detailed rules applying to the proper maintenance and operation of the vehicles, and the recordkeeping required by fleet owners and drivers.

Prepared to prosecute

RPWB is distinctly prepared to prosecute tractor-trailer lawsuits. The firm has a team with deep knowledge of and history in truck accident cases. The legal team is comprised of RPWB attorneys and legal staff, including those with long experience in helping calculate and recover just compensation for the losses involved from personal injuries or wrongful death in such cases. A network of subject matter experts is also involved:

  • Private investigators
  • Accident reconstructionists
  • Defective product authorities
  • Metallurgists
  • Doctors
  • Highway engineers
  • Other truck and highway safety experts

RPWB truck accident attorneys thoroughly investigate every aspect of the accident in the preparation and presentation of your case, including—

  • Identifying all responsible parties and their liability.
  • Protecting you from the pressure tactics of representatives of responsible parties to sign away your rights.
  • Fighting tirelessly to ensure you get the justice and fully-valued compensation you deserve.

Protecting clients' rights nationally

From offices in Barnwell, Charleston, and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Edwardsville, IL, the law offices of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC provide professional representation to clients with complex litigation issues. Contact an RPWB attorney at 888-293-6883 or online with any questions or to explore your legal rights.

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