I’m Mike Ritchie with the Ritchie Law Firm.  Today, I want to talk about big truck accidents.  Accidents involving large trucks and 18 wheelers are different than car accidents.  In fact, they are much worse.  Large trucks and tractor trailers are very heavy and take a long time to stop when traveling at high speeds.  They cause a lot of property damage on other vehicles as well as injuries to the occupants of the vehicles they hit.  So, it’s not surprising that people can be seriously injured it they’re in a collision with a large truck. The other important thing about large truck accidents is that the insurance companies for the trucking companies have crews that start investigating accidents involving their trucks almost immediately.  The insurance companies are taking measurements, talking to witnesses, and getting black box data very quickly after a truck wreck. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck with a tractor trailer, it’s extremely important that you have someone on your side who can investigate the accident and beat back the insurance company lawyers.  It’s important that your lawyer measure, photograph, and videotape the scene before weather and traffic erase important evidence.  Your lawyer should have the experience to dig a little deeper to look at whether the truck was maintained properly, the company’s safety record and any possible violations, and driver hours logs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck wreck, it’s important that you have an experienced attorney working for you as soon as possible.  My team at the Ritchie Law Firm would be happy to talk with you.  You can reach out to us anytime by phone or on the web at www.ritchielawfirm.com