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Do You Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

We know that there are many different causes of truck accidents and that every collision and personal injury is unique..It’s our goal to sort out the facts of truck accidents and advocate for the people whose injuries were caused by the fault of another.

Recovering after a truck accident isn’t easy. But having a strong guide can help you on the path to healing. We’ve reconstructed countless collisions in our experience as truck accident attorneys, and we’re devoted to seeking just compensation on your behalf.

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Truck Accident Investigations

Our Arkansas truck accident attorneys know that time is of the essence after a big truck accident. When we take on a big truck accident case, sending our team to uncover the true causes of your collision is our top priority.

What Happens 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 truck accident attorneys work with former law enforcement officers and accident reconstruction engineers 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.
  • Pinpoint industry regulations that may have been violated by the trucking company or truck driver.

We understand the nuances of investigating truck accidents. For example, our accident attorneys know the dynamics and common causes that are generally involved in collisions, 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.

What Happens 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
  • 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

In a comprehensive study, two major government agencies found that truck drivers cause the overwhelming majority of accidents between big trucks and passenger vehicles. Out of 120,000 crashes, 87% were due to driver error—and the enormous size of big trucks increases the likelihood of serious injury.

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.

Preparing Your Arkansas Truck 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 process of working through treatment and rehabilitation.Our big truck accident attorneys will work hard to prepare your case for a successful settlement or trial verdict.

We’ll create a detailed summary of your damages by working with a team of professionals that includes:

  • Artists
  • Computer animators
  • Economists
  • Life care planners
  • Medical professionals

As big truck injury lawyers, we’ll be there when you need advice about the practical, medical, and legal issues you will face 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.

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Injured Big Truck Drivers

Even though trucks are much heavier than cars and motorcycles, truck drivers can still be injured in collisions—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.

Our big 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 they need for medical bills and lost wages.

Recovery After a Truck Accident

Helping innocent people after an Arkansas trucking accident is always our number one priority. Whether our client is a truck driver, a biker, a motorist, or a passenger, we strive to provide the same care and assistance in every case we handle. If your claim is for wrongful death, we’ll help your family recover for the “injuries” you’ve sustained through the loss of your 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 the greater Arkansas area, call Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, and we’ll do everything we can to get you back on your feet, including:

  •  Finding and preserving critical evidence related to your case.
  • Giving you practical advice on dealing with the aftermath of the accident.
  • Serving as your advocate for medical and legal matters.
  • Protecting your rights at all costs.

How We Work For You

The big truck personal 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 Arkansas truck accident and uncover any regulations that were violated by the truck driver or trucking company that 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.

Getting Help After 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.

With nine offices in Arkansas and Tennessee – Little Rock, Little Rock-Corporate Hill, Springdale, Conway, Hot Springs, Bryant, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, and Memphis –  our truck accident lawyers are easily accessible when you need help.

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. We’ll fight for justice and get you the compensation you deserve.

We’re here to help.

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