Truck, Train and Bus Accidents

If you’re involved in a collision with a truck, train, or bus…you need to act quickly to protect your rights

There are about a half-million accidents involving large trucks every year

A 'Trucking Accident' is a phrase used to describe collisions that occur between large trucks (those in excess of 10,000 lbs.) and other automobiles or pedestrians. In 2005, there were a total of 423,000 reported crashes that involved large trucks. 1% of them (4,533) resulted in at least one fatality; and 18% (78,000) resulted in at least one non-fatal injury.

Truck Accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Vehicle problems, such as brake failure or poor maintenance
  • Poor driver training and retention of incompetent drivers
  • Driver inattention to blind spots
  • Driving under the influence of intoxicants or amphetamines

Here’s what the Trucking Companies do to protect themselves

Most large trucking companies have accident reconstructionists on 24-hour call that respond to the scene of any significant accident. These people will take photographs, interview witnesses, meet with investigating officers, and do all they can to minimize the trucking company’s responsibility for the collision.

But who’s there to protect you from the trucking companies?

  • Sickels, Frei and Mims has experienced and qualified attorneys to represent you.

Click here for just a few examples of how Sickels, Frei and Mims has helped victims of truck, train, and bus accidents:

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a truck, train, or bus…you may be unsure if you have a case.

Take this first step to find out:

Contact Us to schedule an initial consultation.

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