Get Compensation After A Truck Accident
Any accident on the road can have serious or even catastrophic consequences, but tractor trailers, semis, and other large commercial vehicles pose an especially great risk: the sheer size of the vehicle, means that small mistakes or carelessness by the truck driver or operator can easily lead to serious injury or death. The danger is compounded when the truck is carrying dangerous cargo such as fuel or gas that can ignite in the event of a crash.
Because of the greater threat posed by large trucks and other commercial vehicles, the owners and/or of operators of these vehicles are required to follow additional and more stringent safety regulations than the drivers of personal vehicles. That means that in the event of a truck accident, the legal process for holding the party at fault accountable is different, and more complicated than the process after an accident involving a small, personal car. For instance, truck drivers and operators of commercial vehicles typically carry a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); the higher standards that come with a CDL often means that more actions leading up to an injury might be important when proving that the truck driver was negligent.
Knowledge And Experience In Personal Injury Law And Commercial Vehicle Operation
At Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP we are committed to helping injury victims obtain the compensation needed to make them whole. We understand that no amount of money can restore one’s health or life, but we work hard help our clients hold negligent or careless parties accountable under the law.
Attorney John W. Burke, who handles the majority of our personal injury cases, grew up around 18-wheelers and holds a CDL. This truck driving background gives him a significant advantage when working on accidents involving 18-wheelers. An accident involving an 18-wheeler is not the same as a typical car accident and must be approached differently. He has the insight to properly handle a case involving an 18-wheeler, which increases the chances of holding the responsible party accountable and getting clients the compensation needed to make them whole.
Seek Justice And Compensation After A Truck Accident
At Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP our lawyers typically represent personal injury and wrongful death clients on a contingency basis. That means that if we do not obtain compensation for your injury, we do not charge you a fee. We have been very successful in representing people injured or killed due to the negligence of others.
From our office in Rapid City, we serve clients throughout South Dakota and Wyoming.