We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a semi-truck or tractor-trailer accident involving serious injury or death. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced semi-truck and tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
Semi-trucks, also known as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers or big rigs, are held to higher safety standards than regular vehicles. When a semi-truck is involved in a collision with a regular vehicle, the car and its occupants typically bear the brunt of the injuries and damages.
Semi-truck accidents can occur due to faulty equipment, but they are also the result of driver negligence. Semi-truck drivers or companies may fail to obey the many strict state and federal regulations that are imposed on them. Truck accidents are linked to issues like driver fatigue, substance abuse, speeding and overloaded freight. These accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as catastrophic burns, broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our semi-truck and tractor-trailer accident clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.