For obvious reasons, crashes caused by semi-truck drivers cause some of the worst vehicle-related injuries in America. The determination of fault in these car to truck accidents is more difficult than in a car accident case for many reasons. The truck driver’s insurance company and investigators will very quickly get to the scene of the crash and will document facts and gather evidence before the injured person even has a chance to get out of the hospital. Then the trucking company will get their lawyers involved very early on, and the lawyers defend the case aggressively.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident injury, please call or email our attorneys for a free consultation.
Understanding Trucking Injury Claims
Claims against a truck driver and the trucking company involve a variety of rules and regulations at the state and federal level that have been put in place to ensure safety and hold drivers accountable when they are negligent. This can be complicated by multiple layers of insurance and various insurance carriers.
Some of the laws that govern the use of trucks on our roadways are different than those that apply to the use of cars. Therefore, it important that you hire an attorney who is familiar with these laws and understands that the nuances of handling a truck accident case versus a car accident case. GLP Attorneys has a practice group dedicated solely to making sure that its attorneys are well-versed in the laws that govern truck operators and their owners.
Contact an Experienced Trucking Injury Attorney
GLP Attorneys’ truck accident injury attorneys have resolved a considerable number of trucking accident injury cases since our firm’s founding in 1986. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, call 800.273.5005 or email our attorneys at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free lawyer consultation.
The factors listed below can (and do) result in serious, preventable injuries on the roads every day:
- Truck driver training;
- Truck driver fatigue;
- Negligent truck maintenance;
- Negligent hiring/supervision;
- Improperly maintained log books which show that the driver spent less time on the road than they actually had;
- Various layers of insurance coverage and multiple insurance carriers;
- Multiple negligent parties;
- Mechanical failure;
- Inclement conditions and failure to adjust for them;
- Trucks are the largest occupants on the highway;
- Human error;
- Oversight; and
- Mechanical failure.
Click here to read more about Commercial Vehicle Driving tips from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
If you have been involved in a trucking injury, please call or email our attorneys for a free consultation.