If you are in a trucking accident, you will ask yourself serious questions. How will I get appropriate medical treatment? How will my medical bills be paid?
A trucking accident case should not be handled like a regular car accident.Your attorney should be familiar with the unique issues involving the trucking industry, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Our background and experience as tractor-trailer accident lawyers provide us with the ability to protect your interest.
Those not familiar with the trucking industry do not normally realize the extent of the regulations that govern the operation of tractor-trailers. Whether they are referred to as DOT rules and regulations, or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, they must be followed by companies and drivers. Some of the following important issues that arise in tractor trailer accident cases are driving over the allowed hours of service or allowing an unqualified driver to operate a truck.
Trucking Accidents cause serious injuries nationwide every year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that there were 42,783 injury crashes and 3,215 fatal truck accidents in 2009. Trucking accidents may occur for a variety of reasons including driving at excessive speeds and driving while ill or fatigued.