Commercial Motor Vehicle (18-wheeler/tractor-trailer) drivers and
companies that hire those drivers are subject to very strict
regulations set forth by the Federal Government and the States in
which they drive.
When an 80,000+ pound vehicle is traveling 70+ miles per hour and
it runs into you, the damages are almost always catastrophic, and
In addition to the serious injuries that occur when 18-wheelers
crash into you and the regulations that drivers and their
companies (called motor carriers) are supposed to follow,
insurance companies treat these cases very differently from car
wrecks involving passenger vehicles.
We commonly see situations where that the 18-wheeler driver and
company that the driver works for do not have enough insurance to
cover the damages in a case. Our team is especially skilled at
finding additional sources of insurance and levels of companies to
be held responsible when the commercial vehicle 18-wheeler driver
or the trucking company that hires that driver has insufficient
insurance to cover damages.
Jill Penn, Ricky Richards, and Ben Bonner are representing a young
husband and wife who are the victims of an commercial motor
vehicle that turned right from the left lane of a highway,
apparently without checking to see that there was a car in the
right lane and without having a functioning blinker.
The lawyers at Richards Penn Bonner are representing a young woman
who was stopped to turn left when she was rear-ended by an
18-wheeler who was traveling too fast for the road conditions and
too close to her. He attempted to swerve at the last minute, but
he was unable to avoid crashing into her because of his speed and
how close he was to her vehicle.