Fighting For Victims Of Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is regulated by state and federal law. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain number of hours in a given day or week; their hours must be logged; they must be properly trained and licensed; and, they must follow to the rules of the road. In most truck accidents, excessive speeding or driver fatigue plays a role.
We Care About Getting You The Help You Need
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a commercial truck on a road in Northern and Central Minnesota, turn to the caring lawyer at Gabrielson Law Offices, Ltd., for help. When investigating truck accidents, we work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, reviewing a driver’s log book, checking GPS data, reviewing fuel and credit card receipts, and interviewing eyewitnesses.
Our investigation process can often recreate the timeline leading up to a truck accident in order to determine if a truck driver was driving fatigued or speeding. Because of the sheer size of a truck, the injuries truck accident victims experience are often very serious. Truck accidents can cause orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and even wrongful death.
Offices located in Sartell and Brainerd, serving clients throughout Northern and Central Minnesota.
There are many causes of 18-wheeler semi truck accidents, including:
- Truck driver speeding or reckless driving
- Truck driver DUI, drinking and driving
- Truck driver fatigue, asleep at the wheel
- Violations of federal and state trucking laws
- Under-trained truck driver
- Improper truck cab or trailer maintenance
- Unsafe trailer loads
- Improper emergency stopping
The Knowledge It Takes To Win A Truck Accident Case
In order to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need and deserve, we work with medical economists and life care planners who work from cost-data information maintained by HMOs and insurance companies. As such, we are able to accurately account for costs associated with hospitalizations, surgery, in-home nursing care, physical therapy, medical equipment and lost wages.
Truck accident Attorney Stephen Gabrielson offers in-depth knowledge of the interstate regulations that truckers must follow. We often partner with top accident reconstructionists and medical experts in the Midwest to thoroughly investigate our clients’ accidents. With this extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, we are fully prepared to take on negligent drivers and the companies that employ them.
Contact Us As Soon As Possible After A Truck Accident
When a truck accident happens, trucking companies respond immediately. They often send teams of experts out to the scene to collect evidence and begin building their case against you. Most truck drivers are trained by their employers in what to say and what not to say after an accident. Call us at 320-259-5588 or contact us for a free consultation.