Iowa Truck Accident Lawyer
Each day, drivers of passenger cars, trucks, and motorcycles are forced to share the road with large transport trucks and 18-wheelers. Because of their immense size, heavy payloads, large blind-spots, and slow braking, 18-wheelers and other large trucks can cause serious injury and severe damage if they are involved in an accident with other vehicles on the road.
It is the responsibility of trucking companies to properly train drivers and to make sure that cargo is properly loaded and securely fastened to the vehicle. Drivers are also expected to be aware of other vehicles, to obey all traffic laws, and to operate their vehicle in the correct manner. If an accident occurs, the trucking company or driver may be held responsible for damage and injuries caused in the collision. For more information on Truck/18-wheeler accidents, contact the Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.
Causes of Truck/18-Wheeler Accidents
Accidents involving trucks and 18-wheelers may be caused by:
- Lack of proper training for truck drivers
- Mechanical defects
- Parts defects
- Tire blowouts
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Inclement weather
- Driver error
- Reckless driving
Unfortunately, in collisions between semi-trucks and smaller vehicles, it is almost always the smaller vehicle that experiences the most damage. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. The Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand what you are going through and are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Fighting Against Dangerous Trucking Practices
George A. LaMarca is an active member of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. The AITLA is a national association of committed trial lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through the combined efforts of its member attorneys, this organization supports education, litigation and legislation to make America’s highways a safer place tomorrow for our families, our clients and all Americans.
The mission of AITLA is to dramatically reduce the number of traffic accidents, injuries and deaths across America that are caused by trucking companies who are unsafe. Its members are committed to the organization’s motto of “Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies.” AITLA attorneys have attained extremely high levels of professional and national achievement and recognition in the area of law known as interstate trucking litigation. Membership in this prestigious organization is open only to ethical plaintiff’s lawyers who pledge to join together with other member attorneys to accomplish the stated mission of this organization.
In the aftermath of an accident, you may feel like you have too many different things you have to do. Let us handle your legal concerns while you focus on recovering. For assistance with your truck/18-wheeler accident claim, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.