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Commercial Truck Accident Injury Attorneys

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governs the majority of large trucks and commercial vehicles hauling freight, materials and equipment over Iowa roads and interstate freeways. Fortunately, most truck drivers and their employers follow the regulations that protect other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, though, during a typical year more than 700 trucks, buses and commercial delivery vehicles will be in accidents resulting in injury and/or fatalities on Iowa roads.*

Involved in a truck crash in Iowa? Call us at 515-644-4871 right away. Nebraska? Call our Omaha office at 402-979-8675.

Injury and wrongful death litigation against large truck company insurance providers and the companies themselves is one of the most complex areas of personal injury litigation. It is critical to have local legal representation from an attorney with knowledge of the local roads, legal processes and insurance defense strategies.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck crash contact Carter Law Offices, P.C.. We are proud of our reputation for aggressive, results-driven legal counsel. Many of our truck accident litigation cases are referred to us by other law firms that recognize our determination and capacity to fight resolutely, including taking cases all the way to trial, if necessary.

Why It Is Important To Get An Attorney On Your Side As Soon As Possible

Truck wreck claims are unique because of the strategies truck companies employ to protect themselves from liability. Many not only carry insurance policy coverage but also self-insure because of the significant amount of financial damages they may be held liable for. Many even employ contract investigators in metropolitan areas, who are called to the scene of truck accidents within minutes.

We handle all types of truck accident injury and wrongful death cases, including cases resulting from:

  • Undertrained truck driver, truck driver error
  • Commercial delivery van accidents
  • Improper 18-wheeler cab or trailer maintenance
  • Unsafe loads, overloaded trailers
  • Truck driver fatigue, asleep behind the wheel
  • Truck driver DUI
  • Truck driver speeding or reckless driving
  • Unsafe emergency stops
  • FMCSA violation
  • Pedestrian or bicycle hit by a truck

If you were involved in a truck accident while traveling through the region on I-35 or I-80, make sure you have a high level of quality, local legal representation to fight on your side. Call Carter Law Offices, P.C., in Des Moines and Omaha.

* Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Crash Statistics website

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable For Truck Driver Errors

Under state and federal law, commercial trucking companies are responsible for the proper hiring and training of their drivers. However, trucking companies too often play a role in serious and fatal truck accidents by allowing impaired, inexperienced or fatigued drivers on the road.

If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a truck accident caused by truck driver error, the attorneys of Carter Law Offices, P.C., can help you fight for full compensation for your injuries. We hope to prevent the negligent parties from causing harm to others in the future. With 30 years of combined experience, our lawyers have secured multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients injured in truck accidents in Des Moines and throughout Iowa. We can help you, too.

Helping You Get Justice

Our skilled team of attorneys works with professional investigators and accident reconstruction experts to identify truck driver negligence. We know what your case is worth, and we know all the tricks played by trucking companies to disguise violations of state and federal regulations. We will uncover the true cause of your accident.

Our firm represents clients who have been injured in accidents caused by a broad range of truck driver errors, including:

  • Hiring of inexperienced or dangerous drivers
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Improperly secured or overloaded trucks
  • Inadequate inspection or maintenance of the truck prior to driving

If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, we will work hard to prove it.

Contact Us For Quality Representation By A Local Lawyer

Call our personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 515-644-4871 in Des Moines or 402-979-8675  in Omaha. You can also contact us directly on our site or via email.

Our firm serves clients throughout Iowa, and we are also equipped to take on cases in Nebraska, Minnesota and Georgia. In-home, weekend and evening appointments are available upon request. Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.