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Tractor – Trailer Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3,757 people were killed and another 88,000 were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2011. Due to the size difference between large tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles, it is unsurprising that trucking accidents almost always result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, The Law Office of Michael J. Hood is here to help.

We have focused our practice on the needs and rights of personal injury victims in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1982. We know that personal injury can bring anxiety and uncertainty. We take a direct approach, learning as much as we can about your accident, as well as your goals, so that we can give you a timely and accurate assessment of the potential value of your claim, as well as your prospects for success. We will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case, as well as your options, so that you can make good decisions about how to proceed.

A large number of tractor-trailer accidents are caused by what is known as driver fatigue. Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness and can have both physical and mental causes. The result is the temporary inability to maintain optimal performance, and when engaged in a task like large truck driving, the consequences can be severe. Poor maintenance or faulty equipment on the truck, and improper or overloading of the trailer, are other common things that can lead to a trucking accident. Interstate trucking is highly regulated, and trucking companies have a duty to keep their drivers, and those they share the road with, safe. At The Law Office of Michael J. Hood, we believe when regulations are not followed, and the result is serious injury or death, the responsible parties should be held accountable.

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Additionally, if you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident with an 18-wheeler, a tractor trailer, a semi, or another commercial vehicle, The Law Office of Michael J. Hood may be able to help you seek financial compensation for your loss. We offer a free initial consultation to every client. For an appointment, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. We are open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you if you are unable to travel.