Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Blog

According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, large trucks were involved in 5,700 fatal crashes, killing 5,788 people! This is a 47% increase in fatalities over the preceding 10 years. In 2021, large trucks were also involved in 117,300 crashes injuring 155,000 people! Of this number, 71% of the injuries predictably involved occupants of the “other vehicle.”

Accidents involving 18-wheelers or other large trucks result in catastrophic injuries and deaths throughout the Upper Midwest. A critical first step to obtain the compensation you or a loved one deserve is to begin the investigative process as soon as possible after an accident to determine the cause and responsibility.

Our team of Truck Accident Attorneys handle cases throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and other parts of the United States.  We are backed by decades of collective experience and the resources of one of the largest firms in the tri-state area.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Our Personal Injury Attorneys work tirelessly to get to the root cause of any accident. This is especially important in trucking collisions, as our clients are typically going up against large trucking companies with teams of highly-trained attorneys and insurance adjusters who are often on the scene before the wreckage can be cleared from the roadway. It is important to have an attorney who is well-versed in handling these types of personal injury and wrongful death cases and knows what to look for when proving fault.

Many times one or more of the following will be found to be the cause of a truck accident:

  • Improper driver training
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Insufficient driver background checks
  • Negligent hiring

In most cases, we can place the fault on the truck driver, the trucking company, or a second trucking company that is working in tandem with the involved semi-tractor trailer. If you have been involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, you need someone on your side who will fight aggressively for your rights. Our Personal Injury Attorneys are dedicated to seeing you are justly compensated for your losses.

Reach out for a consultation by calling 701-237-6983 or by sending us a message via our contact form.

Pat Weir Jr. and Rob ManlyPersonal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys