A head-on collision with a semi is rarely survivable. Those few who do survive this catastrophic accident almost always sustain severe, debilitating injuries. The weight and size of a truck overpowers a smaller, lighter car in any type of accident between these two vehicles. A head-on collision is much worse because of the combined speeds of the truck and the passenger vehicle.
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. is a respected truck accident law firm with substantial experience in complicated collision claims. We know that losing a loved one to a tractor-trailer accident is devastating, and we shoulder the burden of legal action so you can concentrate on mourning your loved one and caring for your family. Our Kingman truck accident attorney pursues the wrongful death claim on behalf of your family members.
Our goals are to reach justice for your family and to recover financial compensation that helps you through this difficult period. We also hope that, by taking legal action, we can bring safety issues to the forefront of the trucking industry.
Investigating a Catastrophic Truck Accident
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. is known for the thoroughness of our investigations. Our lawyers take action immediately after the truck crash to determine what happened and who is to blame. Our early investigation is particularly important in a head-on truck crash claim.
Establishing where on the roadway the collision took place is critical. An initial impact that occurred in your loved one’s lane of travel indicates that the truck crossed the center line into her lane. Initial impact in the trucker’s lane, on the other hand, gives rise to the assumption she crossed into the path of the truck, in which case we would look for other possible contributory factors. Considering this evidence, and in consultation with accident reconstruction experts, we pinpoint the location of the crash.
The accident site is often cleared quickly to allow traffic to flow freely. In addition, the trucking company has every incentive to dismantle the truck as soon as possible. Crucial evidence is lost forever once this occurs. Our attorneys visit the site to measure gouge marks, skid marks and the debris field and to note any matters that might be relevant during our investigation. We also file an emergency motion to prevent the trucking corporation from destroying the truck until we can inspect it.
In addition, part of our job is to track down and talk to witnesses with information about the events leading up to and during the crash. We review black box data, including important evidence such as speed, steering, brake application, direction of travel and angle of impact. We inspect hours of service logs for proof of driver fatigue and phone records for indications of texting or cell phone use in the moments leading up to the accident.
Learn More About Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in a Head-on Tractor-Trailer Collision
Although filing a lawsuit is the last thing on your mind following the death of your loved one, we urge you to seek legal representation as soon as possible to conduct an early investigation of what happened and who is responsible. Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law offers you a free case evaluation to learn more about your family’s rights and options. Talk to our lawyer today at 928-716-1331.