Big Truck Accidents

Our Truck Accident Lawyers Hold Negligent Parties Liable

With the growing need for shipping in the United States,  car drivers often share the road with massive commercial trucks and tractor trailers. These can be more than 10 times the size and weight of your vehicle.

We trust that commercial drivers and trucking companies see the possibility for danger there and operate their vehicle with care and professionalism. Sadly, that is not always the case.

Accidents can happen, whether from negligent drivers or from truck companies taking shortcuts – cutting corners on maintenance, hiring under-qualified drivers, or pushing those drivers beyond their physical limits.

When serious accidents occur , the truck accident attorneys at Miller Hampton & Hilgendorf hold negligent trucking companies liable and ensure their victims have the compensation they need to maintain a high quality of life.


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What Makes Trucking Accidents Different?

Any  Big Truck accident can be devastatingly violent, leading to serious injuries or death. Consider that, in Florida, a loaded commercial tractor-trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds (potentially even more with a special permit).

These huge vehicles are often powered by engines that can produce more than 1,000 horsepower,  powering  these 40-ton vehicles up to highway speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour.

Even under normal conditions a Big Truck  can take hundreds of feet to come to a stop. When there is a mechanical failure, or a driver falls asleep behind the wheel, these vehicles can become rolling catastrophes on Louisiana’s crowded freeways.