Truck Accident Lawyer in South Dakota
Tractor-trailers, semis, and other commercial trucks are frequently the largest vehicles on most of South Dakota’s roadways. When fully loaded, these vehicles can weigh several tons.
As a result of their immense size, crashes involving commercial trucks have the potential to result in very serious—possibly even fatal—injuries. The individuals or entities that own these types of vehicles have insurance policies with higher limits than most traditional passenger vehicles, but insurers will aggressively attempt to limit the compensation that is paid to victims.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota represents people who have suffered catastrophic injuries as well as the families of those killed as the result of a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence. Our firm serves Mitchell, Yankton, Pierre, Huron, Vermillion, Spearfish, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown and many other surrounding communities.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in South Dakota
Our personal injury attorneys understand the importance of immediately conducting a thorough investigation into the specific cause of your commercial truck crash. In many cases, vital records can go missing or other evidence may be tampered with.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota can identify the causes that can be used to demonstrate the negligence of a third party in these types of actions. Some of the most frequent causes of commercial truck wrecks in South Dakota include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Defective parts
- Overloaded truck
- Driver fatigue
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol (DWI or DUI)
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Lack of driver training
- Brake failure
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Actions of other motorists
Liability for South Dakota Truck Accidents
One aspect of commercial truck accident cases that makes them remarkably different from most traditional passenger vehicle crashes is the possibility that multiple parties may bear some responsibility for a victim’s injuries. The insurance companies representing such negligent parties will frequently attempt to assign the blame to another party or deny any liability whatsoever.
While truck drivers are frequently at fault for many truck accidents, they rarely have enough personal wealth or personal insurance limits to fully satisfy the damages sustained by the victims. In such cases, many other parties could be held liable. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Employers of truck drivers
- Truck owners
- Maintenance companies
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Freight owners
Find a South Dakota Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident in South Dakota involving a commercial truck, it will be in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. You will want to contact Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota as soon as possible.
Our firm is available 24/7 to schedule a free, no obligation at which our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your case and help you understand all of your legal options. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about paying use anything unless you get a financial award.