An average car weighs 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. A tractor trailer can legally weigh up to 80,000 lbs. Passenger cars were not built to protect against forty ton trucks, and the trucks were not built with protecting passenger cars in mind.
As a result, tractor trailers (also called “big rigs” or “18 wheelers”) are the single most dangerous thing on the road. In the time that Ruth Smith Law Firm has been representing injured people, the most devastating injuries we have seen are those involving these trucks. It is infuriating to see how truck drivers, with so much potential harm, continue to behave so carelessly. But even is worse is when these trucking companies try to walk away from the damage they have done.
If you or a loved one has had the misfortune of being injured by a tractor trailer, you will need an attorney familiar with the structure of trucking companies, one who knows the federal trucking regulations, and has experience in suing these trucking companies. Hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference.
If you just want to have a conversation, just want to talk about what happened, our law firm is here to listen. Meeting with an attorney can be tough for some people, so we can also talk on the phone. If you want us to meet with you, we can come to you. And when you are ready to hire your advocate, Ruth Smith Law Firm is here, ready to get to work.