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Semi-Truck Accidents

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Semi-trucks are some of the most common — if not the most common — commercial trucks you can encounter on Montana’s highways. Businesses of all sorts rely on semi-trucks to haul cargo from point A to point B. In order to save money and reduce the amounts of trips needed, the semi-truck trailers are often filled to the brim with freight and truckers are scheduled long hours. It all adds up to a dangerous situation for everyone else on the road.

Were you hit by a semi-truck and suffered serious injuries as a result? You deserve compensation from the at-fault party, which may likely be a trucking company. Hoyt & Blewett PLLC and our team of personal injury attorneys in Montana are here to make certain you have the legal support needed to confidently file a claim.

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Why Semi-Truck Accidents are So Dangerous

People who are hit by semi-trucks are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries and the destruction of their vehicle. Why is it that semi-trucks are so dangerous on the roads? The answer lies mostly in the sheer size of the average semi-truck. Current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations allow a commercial truck to be loaded up to 80,000 pounds and permits speeds up to 55 miles per hour on most highways. A vehicle of such size and traveling at such speeds builds incredible momentum that will either take great stretches of road to come to a complete stop, or transfer unimaginable force upon impact.

The situation is worsened when considering that semi-truck drivers are notoriously exhausted most of the time. FMCSA regulations state a trucker can work up to 14 hours in a day as long as they take three hours to rest. However, truckers are not paid by the hour, but by the mile. This motivates them to try to complete routes as fast as possible, even if it means ignoring rest breaks. As a trucker’s fatigue sets in, reaction times drop considerably.

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Our Montana trucking accident lawyers of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC are passionate about collecting maximized compensation for people who have been struck by negligent or exhausted semi-truck drivers. We know there is much on the line, especially when your injuries are extensive. You will feel confident that your case is in good hands as you see our lawyers get to work. Each step we take is pointed in the direction of preserving and upholding your best interests.

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