Billings Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured in a truck accident?

If you were a victim of a truck accident, you may be aware by now that this is bigger than a standard motor vehicle collision. If you are feeling intimidated or overwhelmed by the number of players involved, don't be. You have legal rights and the first step you need to take is to contact someone who knows the law and how to help.

As a Billings personal injury attorney and founder of Hughes Law, PLLC, I understand the various factors involved in trucking accidents. I know who the decision makers are, and I know how to defend your rights and even the playing field against a trucking company and their big insurance carrier.

A few of my qualifications include:

  • I am licensed to practice in Montana and North Dakota
  • Served in the Montana Army National Guard
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Billings Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem

Causes of Truck Accidents

As a victim of a truck accident, you may be wondering who is legally liable for your damages. With truck accidents, there are multiple key players from the driver to the owner of the truck; understanding who is at fault requires some industry know-how, and I can help.

There are millions of trucks on the road at any given moment because the trucking industry is an integral part of our economy. While large trucks are responsible for a small percentage of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, the small percentage that do occur often cause much greater harm than ordinary car accidents due to the massive size and weight of large trucks.

Common causes of truck accidents, include:

  • Driver error
  • Driver fatigue (violating hours of service regulations)
  • Speeding
  • Driver distraction (e.g. texting while driving)
  • The driver's unfamiliarity with the road
  • Brake failure
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper trailer attachment
  • Tire blowout
  • Improper loading

Get Legal Representation

Truck accidents not only cause more property damage and injuries, but they involve a web of players. Since the trucking industry can be complicated and because acquiring information from the right sources requires industry know-how, it is important to get legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney.

I understand what types of losses you are up against and I want to help. I care about you and your family and am determined to pursue the compensation you deserve.

If you need an attorney, I urge you to contact my office to schedule your free case evaluation – I am here to guide you every step of the way.