With the increase in traffic and numbers of trucks on America’s highways, accidents involving trucks are more common and are often catastrophic. Although trucking accidents are not as common as automobile accidents, they are can be devastating because of the sheer size and weight of a truck. The medical bills and future care costs for someone injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer are frequently astronomical.
If injured in a trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Once an insurance company learns that one of its insured’s trucks has been involved in an accident, it will immediately have investigators, experts, and attorneys examining evidence and working on a defense. Our attorneys are familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Regulations regarding trucks, “black box” and GPS computer data on trucks, maintenance issues involving trucks as well as duties employers have to hire safe drivers. Quickly contacting an attorney experienced with trucking accidents will help ensure that your legal rights are protected and that all the facts relevant to the accident are preserved and made available.