Trucking Accidents on Interstate Freeways
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, surface transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico was valued at $637 billion in 2009. Most of that trade involved large commercial vehicles and took place on interstate freeways running across North America. When commercial trucks and passenger vehicles share the same roads, the risk of accidents is high. Some interstate accidents are caused by truck driver negligence, whereas others are caused by defects in the truck or dangerous conditions on the interstate freeway itself.
Among the interstate roads regularly included on lists of “America’s most dangerous roads” are I-285 in Atlanta, I-5 near the U.S.-Mexico border, I-15 through the Nevada desert, I-95 in Florida and I-10 in Louisiana.
Attorneys for Interstate Trucking Accidents
At the AV-rated* law firm Greenberg & Stone, we represent people injured by commercial vehicles in interstate accidents. Our lawyers handle complex injury lawsuits involving multiple parties on interstates throughout the country. We work with a network of local associate law firms in order to provide strategic and personalized legal services to truck accident injury victims nationwide. Our attorneys are also available to serve as co-counsel or as local counsel in Florida, and we offer more than 60 years’ combined legal experience.
The Legal Process
If you have been involved in an interstate truck accident, you should know truck accident litigation is a lengthy process. It takes time to fully investigate all the facts of a case. It takes more time to gather evidence to support a claim for full and fair compensation. Our attorneys will begin working on the process of preparing your case from our initial involvement. At each step, we will continue to work for you.
One step in our investigation process involves examining the site of the accident to determine whether dangerous conditions on the interstate road itself played a role in causing the accident. This is a critical step in investigating every type of accident, including:
If our investigation uncovers evidence of dangerous road conditions, then we may include a government agency or private road maintenance company as a defendant to be held accountable for the injuries caused by the interstate collision.
If you have a question at any time during the process, we will be there for you. We will answer your questions and give you regular case updates. We are available by answering service or e-mail 24 hours per day and will always respond as soon as possible.
To learn more about your legal rights after an interstate crash, call 888-499-9700. You may also learn more about Greenberg & Stone by reading about our Rapid Response Team or reviewing past truck accident cases we have handled.
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