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Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Washington, DC Truck Accident Attorneys

Tractor-trailers, or semi-trucks, carrying goods to consumers are a common site on our nations' highways. Unfortunately, many of these tractor-trailer trucks are involved in accidents, just as often, tractor-trailer truck accidents involve other motor vehicles. Being involved in an accident with a vehicle that can weigh several tons is extremely frightening and dangerous, and the truck accident attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. can help.

Semi - trucks are involved in thousands of truck accidents every year. Due to the tremendous size and weight of these vehicles, they create enormous energy as they travel at high speeds. As a result, collisions that involve tractor-trailers often cause serious injuries or fatalities to people in smaller passenger vehicles.

Contributing factors in semi-truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Over loading
  • Failing brakes
  • Over or under inflated tires
  • Defective Roadways
  • Weather

Victims in tractor-trailer truck accidents need to concentrate on themselves and not worry about getting all the trucking company information, the driver and owner information, and the insurance company information. That is what the experienced Washington DC truck accident attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. are here for. We know how to handle the details so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

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