As mentioned in last week's post, truck and big rigs play an important role in our economy. In fact, many believe they are a strong component of a burgeoning economy, which is why truck drivers are often pushed to drive faster and for longer hours. Many criticize the lack of tight regulation on trucking companies and the fact that truckers are often driving while fatigued, drowsy or sick. All of these factors end up becoming a recipe for truck accidents.
An accident with a truck is often more serious than one with a smaller vehicle. The sheer size and weight of the truck makes it a deadly object, and smaller vehicles crashing into it stand little to no chance. Motorcyclists are even more at risk for becoming seriously injured or even passing away as a result of their injuries.
There are certain federal regulations and state laws that truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with, and when a truck accident happens as a result of their negligence, it may be possible to hold not only the driver responsible but also the company that did not supervise their driver properly. As mentioned previously though, proving negligence is an essential component of a personal injury lawsuit and strong evidence is needed in this matter.
For more, visit our page. Lawyers at our firm are experienced in handling such cases, taking in the legal complexities of the case so accident victims and their loved ones can focus on recovering. From gathering witness statements to establishing medical treatment costs, we work with a number of specialists to protect our client's rights and get them the compensation they deserve.