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Dozing Truck Driver Causes Fiery Accident on I-94

In the early morning hours of November 29th, 2012, both directions of I-94 had to be shut down for a time after the driver of an 18-wheeler apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his truck through the median wall. The impact of the accident caused the cab of the truck go into the eastbound lanes where it caught fire and came to rest underneath a railroad bridge. The truck's trailer remained in the westbound lanes. Thankfully at least 15 other vehicles narrowly escaped becoming involved in the accident. The only reported injuries were to the driver, who broke his ankle in the accident.

Any type of car or truck accident is capable of causing serious injuries or, in the most tragic cases, a wrongful death. Being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, however, increases the possibility that you will suffer from severe or catastrophic injuries. Due to the size and weight and speed of such vehicles, an 18-wheeler cannot come to a stop as quickly and easily as a smaller vehicle can and this weight and size disparity can be the cause of many serious or fatal injuries. In addition, the impact of an 18-wheeler on another vehicle(s) is much more powerful than the impact of a smaller vehicle. Of course there are many reasons behind 18-wheeler accidents and other truck accidents including poor road conditions, lack of proper vehicle maintenance, mechanical failure, bad weather conditions, driver distraction, exhausted driver, and more.

The important thing after being involved in an accident is that you consult with an experienced car accident lawyer at Abrahams Law as soon as possible. For more than 20 years, my firm and I have been representing clients in all manner of car and truck accidents, including those involving 18-wheelers. I know what it takes to go up against trucking companies and their insurance companies, and I take pride in fighting to see that my clients get the compensation they are rightfully owed. Due to my commitment to my clients, and my unwavering dedication to seeing that their rights are protected, I have been able to successfully recover millions of dollars on behalf of my clients.