When drivers of large trucks use bad judgment, the results can cause serious damage, injury or death to innocent motorists.
Making matters worse, insurance companies are eager to make sure victims receive, at most, a stripped-down bare bones settlement, dismissing the continuing loss for families in the future. Unfortunately, accidents involving commercial vehicles and big rigs are common. The Gulf Coast region is a hotbed of truck travel with thousands of large trucks depending on roadways like Interstate-10, the fourth largest interstate in the country spanning Santa Monica, California to Jacksonville, Florida. Accidents happen for a number of reasons, including driver fatigue, driver error and aggression and vehicles that have not been property maintained. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle creates an unlevel playing field; everyday drivers are at a serious disadvantage.