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Highway Truck Accidents

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Interstates 229, 29 and 90 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota can get very busy during rush hour. Trucks often travel these interstates to make local, regional and national deliveries. And the more passenger vehicles and truck there are on the highway, the more likely a crash can occur. When these accidents involve large trucks, the damage can be catastrophic.

If you have been injured in a highway truck accident, you should seek the legal help of an experienced truck accident attorney. The legal team at Northern Plains Justice has years of experienced handling truck accidents and we have the case results to prove it. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options. We want to help you recover.

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Why highway truck accidents result in devastating injuries

Highway truck accidents often happen at high speeds. The sheer size and weight of a semi truck can cause serious damage to any passenger vehicles that come in its path. Often times, a single truck accident will affect several passenger vehicles, resulting in multiple injuries.

Highway truck accidents can include:

  • Rear-end accidents: A truck driver who doesn’t apply his or her brakes can end up rear-ending another vehicle when traffic slows down on the highway. All the truck’s weight ramming in the back of another vehicle can cause severe injuries, or death, to anyone in the passenger vehicle.
  • Jackknife accidents: When the roads get slick from winter weather or rain, the trailer of a large truck can swing out of control, resulting in an L shape that resembles a jackknife. These accidents can often affect motorists on both sides of the highway, especially if the truck drives through the median strip.
  • Rollovers: Truck drivers who speed and change lanes too fast run the risk of causing a rollover accident. These accidents can also be attributed to poor maintenance or improper loading of cargo. Some rollover accidents only involve the truck. But in many cases, the accident will involve another vehicle or multiple vehicles.
  • Lane-departure accidents: A truck driver who changes lanes without checking the side mirrors can end up sideswiping another vehicle. A lane-departure accident can also be attributed to a tire blowout, which can cause a truck driver to lose control.

Consult with an attorney as soon as possible

Highway truck accidents can be very complex and frustrating for those affected. If the accident involved other motorists, then multiple insurance companies can be involved. The truck company will often launch a quick investigation, which often yields results in their favor. The truck company’s insurance provider may downplay your claim or try to pin the blame on you. Or they may offer you a low-ball settlement. If you let the insurance company push you around, you might end up short of the compensation you need to cover your losses.

Let our experienced legal team handle the insurance companies. Due to our vast knowledge of the legal system, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. And if they refuse to pay, we’re not afraid to take them to trial.

You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. Contact Northern Plains Justice today for a free consultation and find out how we can help. You can also call our Sioux Falls office at 605-306-4100.

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4301 W. 57th Street, Suite 121
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: 605-306-4100
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