Arkansas Big Truck Accident Lawyers
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we’re experienced big truck injury lawyers. We know the weight of large trucks can make them dangerous to other motorists, and if an accident occurs, we are ready to investigate the collision and collect evidence.
If you’ve been injured in a big truck accident in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Conway, Hot Springs or anywhere in Arkansas, we can help. We believe that people who have been injured in big truck accidents deserve a legal advocate who will stand up for their rights.
Investigating Your Accident
Our big truck accident lawyers know that time is of the essence after a big truck accident, and sending our team into action to uncover the true causes of your collision is one of our top priorities when we take on a big truck accident case.
After a semi-truck collision, evidence needs to be gathered and analyzed by a trained eye to determine who was at fault. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our trucking accident attorneys work with former law enforcement officers and accident reconstruction engineers on investigations to collect the necessary evidence to prove who caused the collision. Our investigators will work quickly to:
- determine the specific “fatal factors” that led to the collision,
- examine the scene for evidence, including “witness marks” and defects in roadway design,
- and pinpoint industry regulations that may have been violated by the trucking company or driver.
We understand the details that go into investigating truck accidents. For example, our accident attorneys know the dynamics that are generally involved in collisions as well as common causes, and we understand and appreciate the relative forces involved in a collision between two trucks, a train and a truck, or a car and a truck.
During the accident investigation, our big truck collision investigators interview eyewitnesses to help determine how the accident occurred. Then, we’ll comb the scene for physical evidence—or “witness marks”—including:
- accident debris,
- gouge marks on the vehicle,
- oil, gas, or fluid stains,
- and skid and yaw marks on the highway.
We also make demands—or written requests to preserve evidence—to the Arkansas trucking company. This must be done quickly, as companies are allowed to destroy this evidence under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) code.
It’s important that all vehicles involved in the accident are preserved so that we can take photographs of the impact point from specific angles to fully document the crash. The accident reconstruction engineer’s analysis will also help us prove the speed and angle of the collision.
Trucking Industry Knowledge & Regulations
Big trucks are commercial vehicles participating in the flow of interstate commerce—however; the weight of big trucks makes them extremely dangerous in collisions. Be extra careful when driving in Arkansas on roads like US-65 or through Little Rock intersections like Asher and University! To promote safe driving practices and increase highway safety, regulations for the trucking industry have been put into place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to protect both truck drivers and other motorists.
FMCSA regulations include:
- Proper loading and tie-down requirements
- Maintenance and inspections procedures
- Licensing and driver testing
- Restrictions on drug and alcohol use
These regulations apply to virtually every aspect of truck operation and use. Arkansas truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with a vast array of federal and state laws and regulations that don’t apply to ordinary motorists.
The big truck injury lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are familiar with truck industry regulations, and we have years of experience dealing with accident cases involving big trucks. Our legal team can investigate your accident and uncover any regulations that were violated by the truck driver or trucking company and may have contributed to the collision. We understand industry regulations, how the design of a roadway can factor into an accident, and how accidents in construction zones may differ from accidents that occur elsewhere. Our extensive knowledge in Arkansas trucking helps us build the strongest cases possible for our clients.
Preparing Your Trucking Accident Case
Facing the aftermath of a big truck accident can be frightening, but you don’t have to deal with the trucking company and its insurance provider alone. Let our law firm be your advocate during the legal process—we can stand up for your rights.
At the beginning of your case, our job is not only to make sure all of the evidence has been gathered and secured, but also to help you and your family face the difficult and complicated process of working through treatment and rehabilitation.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our big truck accident attorneys will work hard to prepare your case for a successful settlement or trial verdict. Our job is to present your claim to be “made whole.” It will be necessary to prove the full extent that you and your family have suffered. Our trucking accident attorneys will create a detailed summary of your damages by working with a team of professionals that includes:
- Computer animators
- Life care planners
- Medical professionals
As big truck injury lawyers, we’ll be there when you need advice about the many practical, medical, and legal issues you will confront after your accident. We will be there to protect your interests when you are up against the money and power of a big trucking company and a big insurance corporation.
Injured Big Truck Drivers
Trucks are much bigger and heavier than cars and motorcycles. Because of this, other drivers are almost always the ones who get hurt in big truck collisions. However, truck drivers can still be injured in collisions, too—especially if other trucks are involved. Whether you’re a motorist or a truck driver, at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we won’t jump to conclusions about your accident.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our truck personal injury lawyers know that every collision is unique. It’s our job to sort out the facts of the collision and find out who was at fault for causing the accident—regardless of who was driving and which vehicles were involved. Then, we go to work to help the injured victim get the money he or she needs for medical bills and lost wages.
Getting You Back on Your Feet
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Helping innocent people after an Arkansas trucking accident is always our number one priority. Whether our client is a truck driver, a motorcyclist, a motorist, or a passenger, we strive to provide the same care and assistance in every case we handle. If the claim is for wrongful death, we help the family recover for their “injuries” sustained through the loss of their loved one. Families involved in fatal truck accidents should not have to go through this tough time alone – our accident attorneys are here to help.
If you have been in an Arkansas trucking accident in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Conway, Hot Springs or the greater Arkansas area, call Rainwater, Holt & Sexton and we’ll do everything we can to get you back on your feet, including:
We approach each case with one goal in mind: to help our clients get the compensation they need for their medical expenses and lost wages.
We know that there are many different causes of truck accidents and that every collision and injury is unique, and it’s our goal to sort out the facts of the accident and represent the people whose injuries were caused by the fault of another.
As personal injury lawyers, we have been through many tragic events as we have traveled along life’s path with our clients. The saying of “we have been there and done that” applies to us—but we have “done that” vicariously by reconstructing collisions and seeking just compensation for our many clients who have been injured by the fault of another.
Getting Help for Your Trucking Accident
We are seasoned lawyers. Our Arkansas big truck accident lawyers have provided representation for many people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks—including tractor trailers, tanker trucks, log trucks and construction vehicles.
If you were hurt in a truck accident and want the help of an experienced attorney with a proven track record, contact Rainwater, Holt & Sexton Injury Lawyers.
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