Behemoths Barreling Down the Highway: Justice for Victims of 18 Wheeler Accidents

To share the road with other cars can be nerve-wracking. To share it with tractor-trailer trucks—subject to large blind spots, tired drivers, runaway behavior, and swerving—is downright frightening. 

Man by wife's bedside after truck accident

Against the momentum of an 80,000 pound semi-truck, your vehicle barely stands a chance. In just one small maneuver, you can get catapulted off the road, trapped, totaled, and worse. If the accident is not your fault, you and your passengers deserve compensation for any injuries you sustain. 

The attorneys at Thorp law are devoted to helping you get all that you are entitled to for injuries sustained in tractor-trailer truck wrecks. If notified and retained early enough, we can return to the scene of the accident and gather evidence. We can access our state-wide network of forensic experts to reconstruct the mechanics of the truck accident, to download crucial evidence from the truck’s “black box” computer, and to reveal other negligence. We will meet with your doctors so that we fully understand the extent of your injuries and/or disabilities. Ultimately, our goal is to compellingly present the story of your accident, supporting it with solid facts, helpful testimony and all of the other elements of a successful truck accident case. 

If your family member or loved one has been wrongfully killed in a catastrophic accident, fill out a contact form or call Thorp Law today.

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Notable Cases


Wrongful Death/Truck Accident - $1,014,000

The family of a woman who was killed in a truck accident in Person County recovered $1,014,000 from the trucking company.  The truck driver overturned his truck due to careless driving, and several propane tanks he was transporting went airborne. One of tanks crashed through the woman’s windshield, killing her. The case settled during the trial for an amount that exceeded the trucking company’s insurance policy limits.


Brain Injury/Truck Accident/Spine Injury - $2,570,000

A 47 year old plaintiff recovered $2,570,000 after he was partially paralyzed and brain injured from a collision with a semi-truck on U.S Highway 70 in Wayne County. The truck driver made a U-turn, pulling out in front of plaintiff early one morning before dawn.  The trucking company claimed plaintiff was contributorily negligent. Our investigation, along with an accident reconstruction, determined that the tractor-trailer’s reflector (conspicuity) tape had deteriorated so badly that the trailer would not have been visible to plaintiff as he approached until it was too late for him to take effective evasive maneuvers.

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