Truck drivers travel long distances, work dozens of hours at a time, and suffer from sleep deprivation. Because of this, it’s no surprise they’re often involved in accidents that require the assistance of a Montana trucking accident lawyer. The national rate of trucking accidents doubled between 2016 and 2017, and it continues to climb.
Trucking accidents are devastating for victims and their family members. If you’ve been in a Montana trucking accident, contact attorney Philip McGrady to ensure maximum compensation for your case. No matter how your accident happened, McGrady Law will provide the counsel you need.
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The number of semi trucks traveling on I-90, I-94, I-15, Highway 12, US 93, Highway 2, and other Montana highways is growing each year. The more tractor trailers on interstates and highways, the more accidents with injuries and fatalities.
Wrecks involving big rigs are among the most dangerous of all auto accidents due to the sheer size and weight of the trucks. Tractor trailer accidents can lead to cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, lost wages, medical bills, short-term and long-term treatment, permanent disability, and other tragic consequences. These cases are especially confusing when they involve a tourist car accident. Often, they require the help of a semi-truck wreck attorney.
Why are some Big Rig Accident Cases More Valuable than Others?
A Montana trucking accident lawyer will tell you that not all incidents involving tractor trailers will result in awarded damages. This is true regardless of a jury verdict or insurance settlement. The simple fact that a big truck was involved doesn’t guarantee a person a victory in a civil lawsuit.
The reason for this often comes down to negligence.
To have a solid case, you must prove that the driver of the truck or other party involved must have been negligent. Negligence in this context might mean the trucker was going too fast for conditions, wasn’t paying attention or was being careless. It may also mean they committed one or more other traffic violations.
The condition of the truck could also point to negligence. For example, the rig might have been carrying too much weight. Either the trucking company, a mechanic or the trucker could have done something (or failed to do something) to the truck which caused the accident.
Without the help of a skilled personal injury attorney, proving negligence can be challenging. Fortunately, Philip McGrady knows what it takes to handle a personal injury lawsuit and obtain compensation. Areas of compensation include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and can even include downtime claims or lost wages when a trucker is the victim of negligence. McGrady Law faces up to insurance companies and their lawyers all the time, and he understands how to win. He provides a free evaluation of your case will give you a better sense of your situation.
Montana Roads and Highways can be Dangerous
Montana roads can be dangerous. Lousy weather conditions caused by snow, ice, and fog, slippery or icy conditions, and poor visibility can all lead to an increased risk of accidents. In these cases, truckers are faced with even more challenging driving conditions, since they are carrying heavy loads.
Some Montana highways pose dangers already, even when weather conditions are not a factor. This state is covered with two-lane roads. Some of these prevent a motorist from seeing what’s around the next bend. Even on a sunny day, a driver on one of these roads would have no chance against an eighteen wheeler driving out of control and entering the oncoming lane.
Other possibilities include a truck turning over or jackknifing across an entire highway. Typical cars are just no match, and even the safest of all vehicles would not protect passengers.
Philip McGrady: A Trucking Accident Attorney Handling Cases Throughout Montana
It does not matter where in the state the semi-truck accident occurred: Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Miles City, Glendive, or anywhere in between. Lawyer Philip McGrady is ready to take on your case. The accident could have occurred on I-90, I-94, Highway 12, Highway 2, or Highway 93, or a rural highway. Wherever the truck wreck occurred, get in touch with McGrady Law to learn more about what rights you or your loved one have following a trucking accident.
Whether you live in this state or another, you are eligible for his legal representation as long as the incident occurred somewhere in Montana.
As past and current clients can attest, when you put your trust in the McGrady Law Firm, you can count on high-quality legal representation from an experienced, aggressive, and honest legal practitioner who knows how to handle these cases.
For A Free Case Evaluation, Contact The McGrady Law Firm
If a driver or trucking company was at fault in your wreck or that of a family member, you need a lawyer who will pursue your case and secure the damages available to you.
If your case involves a Montana tractor trailer accident, please contact the McGrady Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case. There are no strings attached. Call Mr. McGrady at (406) 322-8647 or fill out the contact form. He will answer any questions you might have, as well as discussing the pros and cons of your case, what damages might be available and more.
Remember that the clock is ticking and you only have so long to pursue a claim. Don’t wait until it’s too late.