When in a collision with large commercial trucks, the occupants of the vehicle(s) are often left with severe injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been in one of these terrible accidents then it’s extremely important that you contact one of our attorneys that is experienced in handling these scenarios as soon as you can. Commercial truck drivers and the companies who employ them have an obligation to follow certain protocols and put safety first. If they fail to do this and you are injured as a result of it, then they need to be held accountable for those actions.
Truck companies and their insurance companies are there to support and protect the company and the industry as a whole. They are not looking out for your best interests. They will push to settle with claimants for a low amount of money or in some cases nothing. Because of this, it is important you contact one of our experienced attorneys as soon as you can so that you can have some advocating for what you deserve and holding these trucking companies accountable. Commercial truck accidents do not always mean the driver of the truck is at fault. Sometimes the truck company is at fault or even the truck manufacturer is at fault. Because of this complexity, it is important to have your own attorney involved to handle all of these details.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for setting the safety regulations for truck drivers and the companies that employ them. This federal agency determines the guidelines for truck weight, maintenance schedules, driver hours and other safety measures. If the truck company or the driver violates any of these rules, there can be extreme consequences. If you are injured because of the driver or company’s negligence, then you and your attorney will need to hold them accountable for that negligence.
When our clients choose us to represent them in truck accident cases, we work to identify the main source of negligence and gather evidence. This step in the process is very important because we need to make sure we are holding the right party accountable when we go to court. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents that we have come across are:
More often than not, the trucking company ends up being liable for truck accidents. Even when the driver is at fault, courts tend to hold the trucking company responsible for the negligence of the driver. In some scenarios, third party drivers, the city for unsafe roadways or cargo companies can be held accountable as well.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or has died from a crash with a commercial truck or big rig, contact our experienced attorneys today. We have the experience you will need to recover damages and hold the party responsible. We offer a free consultation and no fees unless you win your case.