Brockmeier Law Group first opened our doors in 2009, in the height of the Great Recession, when other firms were laying off workers and trying to find a way to continue the legal practices they had before the market changed. We began and continue to serve our clients with the same recipe of personalized contact and an eye towards both the recovery for each of our clients, and keeping an eye on each clients individualized goals in their cases. We handle a variety of cases and clients both in litigation and contract drafting in negotiation – so we know what it takes to get desired results for all of our clients.

Semi Accident: Auto vs. Semi

If involved in a semi accident, please do the following:

  • Do NOT say anything about fault (admit liability).
  • Move all vehicles out of the roadway, if possible.
  • Evaluate all persons involved in the accident for injuries and call for emergency medical services as required.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s)
  • Call the police and request an ambulance, if necessary. Ask the police to create a detailed accident report, records of the accident may be required and will help settle your case.
  • Collect evidence – Take pictures, collect contact information of any/all witnesses, and (if applicable) debris that broke off from your vehicle/semi in the accident.

Accident victims may not feel the full effects of injuries immediately. If you have been involved in an accident, it is imperative to get medical attention as soon as possible to determine the full extent any actual or potential (the victim’s) injuries.

Potential Injuries

  • Whiplash
  • Road rash/cuts
  • Psychological distress
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bone(s)
  • Amputation

Types of Accidents

  • Cargo trucks
  • Commercial trucks
  • Construction trucks
  • 18 Wheelers
  • Fire trucks
  • Freight trucks
  • Big Rigs
  • Garbage trucks
  • Municipal trucks
  • Tractor trailers

Causes of Semi Accidents

  • Distracted Driving – cell phones, eating while driving, conversing with passengers, etc.
  • Recklessness- speeding
  • Vehicle Problems- poor maintenance, problems with brakes, tires, overloaded trailers etc.
  • Weather (i.e. rain, high winds)- causing the driver to lose control of the truck

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Claim

For most cases, the statute of limitation for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident; however, there may be complicating factors that can shorten or lengthen the time a victim has to file a claim following an accident. In order protect their claim, accident victims should promptly retain the services of an attorney ensure they receive the maximum compensation.