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Cement Truck Accident Lawyer

Cement trucks are a crucial part of construction. They are used to lay down building foundations, create roads and sidewalks, and much more. But when a cement truck is involved in a wreck, the effects can be severe. These trucks themselves weigh 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. On top of that, many can carry up to 40,000 pounds of cement.

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When a cement pump truck weighing up to 70,000 pounds collides with a car weighing about 3,000 pounds, the truck is going to win just about every time. Cement mixer trucks generally have to stay below a certain speed, even on the highway. But even at 55 miles per hour, a collision with a passenger car can destroy the car and lead to severe, and sometimes fatal, injuries.

While there are no nationwide statistics regarding cement pump truck accidents, it’s safe to say that fatal and non-fatal cement truck accidents happen each year.

Because of the size of a cement truck, drivers of other drivers may be seriously injured in an accident with a cement truck. When this happens, drivers may become too injured to work and may have medical bills pile up. If you are injured in a cement truck accident caused by the actions of the truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation. At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, we have over 26 years of experience helping truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve.

Call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our cement truck accident lawyers today.

Why Are Cement Trucks So Dangerous?

A 3-axle mixer truck (which is the most common design) has a weight limit of about 60,000 pounds if it travels on the highway (depending on state regulations). As such, many of these trucks take surface roads where the speed limit is lower to dodge these regulations. Yet when these backroads are taken, many truck drivers will exceed the speed limit to get their cement to its destination while it’s still viable.

At high speeds, cement pump trucks can’t stop very easily. After all, 40,000 pounds of cement behind you carry a lot of momentum. So if a truck is on the highway and suddenly hits stopped traffic, they may rear-end the vehicle in front of them. Or if they are on a narrow back road, they might be too wide for their own lane and might hit another vehicle head-on. Even if they do manage to slam on the brakes, they may tip over, causing their load to spill all over the road, causing even more damage.

The danger of cement truck accidents is evident in recent incidents. In September 2019, a cement mixer truck lost control and plowed into at least six other vehicles in Valley View, Ohio. In Cincinnati, a cement mixer wreck left one person dead and another in critical condition in June of 2019. And in San Antonio, Texas, three people were injured in an August 2019 crash that caused a cement truck to roll over.

Hire a Cement Truck Accident Law Firm You Can Trust

At Auger & Auger, we have helped thousands of truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve from the insurance company. Businesses who own cement mixer trucks, as well as businesses that hire these trucks for construction work, know-how dangerous they can be. That’s why they have a team of lawyers to protect themselves from lawsuits when one of their trucks causes injury. In addition, the insurance companies that provide policies for these trucks also do everything they can to prevent paying out compensation that injury victims may be entitled to.

Our cement pump truck accident lawyers have seen these tactics firsthand. In fact, one of our own lawyers used to work for the insurance company, using these same tactics. With that experience, we have the skills to negotiate successfully with the insurance company. And if they refuse to offer a fair settlement, we know what it takes to represent you in court to fight for the compensation you deserve.

There’s a strong chance the insurance company will send you a settlement offer that’s less than what you deserve — or even need. Yet their letter may make it seem like you won’t get any better offer. Before you accept any settlement offer (or speak to the insurance company at all!), you need to speak with an experienced cement truck accident lawyer. They can review your case to help you determine how much compensation you may be owed.

Your lawyer may work to get you compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damage
  • And more

One of our experienced team members will fully discuss your potential damages during a free initial case evaluation.

Speak to an Experienced Cement Pump Truck Accident Lawyer Today

When you speak with one of our cement truck accident attorneys at Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, one of the first things we’ll do is determine who is at fault for the accident. In order for you to seek compensation, you must show that the cement mixer truck driver caused the accident by negligently operating it.

Negligence means that the driver acted in a way that a reasonable person wouldn’t. There are four elements that must be proven to show negligence, including:

  • The truck driver had a duty of care to drive safely
  • The driver breached that duty of care 
  • Any injuries you suffered were directly caused by the wreck with the cement truck
  • You suffered real damages because of the wreck

If it can be proven that the cement truck driver was at fault, our experienced lawyers may be able to seek compensation on your behalf. Call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our cement truck accident lawyers today.