Respected Fayetteville Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck wrecks require experienced advocates
The skilled Fayetteville accident attorneys at the Martin Law Firm have extensive experience handling truck accident cases, including establishing fault and negotiating with the at-fault driver. The Martin Law Firm pursues justice and compensation for our clients in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.
Accidents involving trucks are extremely dangerous
Truck accidents are often deadly to automobile occupants. In 2009, 79 people died on Arkansas roads in big-rig accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most of those fatalities resulted from collisions involving tractor-trailers.
These statistics are underscored by 2010 data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showing nearly 4,000 people died across the nation in trucking accidents, an increase from 2009. Sadly, 18-wheelers are likely to continue taking lives every year.
Count on an experienced truck accident lawyer
The Fayetteville truck accident attorneys at Martin Law Firm have decades of experience providing strong representation to victims of all sorts of vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, automobile accidents and motorcycle accidents. If you are injured in a trucking accident in Arkansas, immediately contacting our Fayetteville truck accident lawyers is crucial. Trucking companies quickly dispatch investigators to serious accident sites. Our attorneys conduct the same careful investigation, and we collect the following evidence to support injury compensation claims:
- Visible, existing damage
- Law enforcement reports
- Truck operator and maintenance logs
- On-board computer data
- Witness testimony
Truckers are highly regulated in Arkansas
Federal and state regulations govern the operation of 18-wheelers on Arkansas roads. Disregard for those rules can lead to devastating injury. The Martin Law Firm trucking accident lawyers find that the causes of these collisions routinely include:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Defective parts
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Improper loading
Impaired driving means not only collisions caused by truck or automobile drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but also fatigue or distraction. In December 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised rules governing hours-of-service (HOS), to reduce maximum weekly working hours from 80 to 72 hours.
Fayetteville tractor-trailer accidents are nevertheless complex, partly because of the number of parties involved. An accident attorney must prove negligence in Arkansas to obtain compensation for your injury. Negligence, or a finding of fault, is sometimes shared between one or more parties including the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Owner of the tractor or trailer
- Truck loaders
- Equipment manufacturers
- Maintenance mechanics
In Arkansas, or anywhere in the United States, roads offer a means of shipping goods and transporting lives. When those two collide – and a truck accident occurs – speak with a lawyer at our firm.
Qualified legal help with trucking accidents in Arkansas
If you are injured in a trucking accident in Arkansas, our attorneys have the experience, resources and skill to achieve the best outcome for your case. Contact the Martin Law Firm at or online today to schedule a free initial consultation for your trucking accident. We take evening and weekend appointments. All work is done on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win compensation for you.