On any given day there are 5.5 million trucks on the U.S. highways and roadways. An accident involving a semi-truck, bus, or another type of large commercial vehicle (LCV), can be catastrophic. Individuals who are involved in these types of accidents face life-altering injuries, catastrophic injuries, and even death. As our roadways continue to become more crowded, the risk of these types of accidents continues to rise. Last year hundreds of motorists in Montana were injured in accidents involving semi-trucks or large commercial vehicles. Injuries from these types of accidents are typically more severe and extensive, requiring more significant and expensive medical care.
Semi-truck accidents and LCV accidents can occur in a variety of situations. These accidents often occur on the open highway where speed, road conditions, driver fatigue, and driver negligence may be at issue. Semi-truck accidents can also occur in town, at traffic lights, intersections, and other high traffic areas.
Accidents that are the result of driver negligence may also be the result of negligent hiring, supervision and retention policies. The trucking industry is experiencing tremendous growth. Qualified drivers are in high demand. Background checks, verified driving records, assurance of proper licensing, route and driver log monitoring, and other safety checks are the responsibility of the trucking company.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, getting the help you need can be extremely difficult and confusing. Hiring an experienced attorney like Matt Tourtlotte can help you know and understand your rights. We have the experience you need and a team you can trust. Before negotiating with a semi truck insurance company, call Tourtlotte Law Firm at 406-294-3400; we will fight for a settlement that fully compensates you for your loss.