At Hoy Law, We Help Survivors Move Forward After A Fatal Truck Accident
An accident with a semi truck is one of the most dangerous things to happen on the road. All too often, people lose those they love in such crashes. When that happens, especially in the face of an aggressive defense from the trucking company, you may feel alone. But you’re not.
As a family of lawyers with a lifelong connection to Sioux Falls and South Dakota, we’re here to help you. We treat our clients like family, and to us, that means offering care, respect and compassion. We know that it’s hard to lose a loved one to a truck accident, and the legal challenges ahead of you will not be easy, but we’ll be with you the whole way.
Why Are Truck Accidents So Deadly?
Truck accidents have many potential causes, but they are so dangerous for a few straightforward reasons:
- Size: Semi trucks are – on any given road – the largest vehicles around. The drivers sit well above everyone else, and their blind spots can be huge.
- Weight: Because these trucks are so large, they weigh more than the typical vehicle, and the heavy loads they transport simply add to the heft. With a fully stocked trailer, a truck has enormous weight behind it if it gets into a crash.
- Strength: To move around that much metal, the semis are made of solid materials and powered by enormous engines.
The power and mass of a commercial truck far outclass any car, truck or motorcycle. When trucks lose control, the other vehicles bear the brunt of the damage, which leads to extreme injuries and death.
What To Do After Losing Someone To A Truck Accident?
When you’ve lost a loved one to any car accident, you and your family have three years from the date of the person’s death to pursue a claim. While that seems like a long time, it can take a while for a family to realize they need to act.
Free Consultations From A Caring Team
Reach out to us to learn more about your rights and South Dakota’s laws on fatal truck accidents. We’ll speak with you in a free consultation, and if we take your case, you will not have to pay a fee unless we win.