The lawyers in our personal injury law firm have years of successful trial experience representing victims like you who have been injured by a tractor trailer or big rig through no fault of their own.
One of the first things to know in a tractor trailer accident is that all interstate truckers must follow the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. Failure to do so – especially when that negligence leads to serious injury or death – means the tractor trailer driver should be held accountable. This often means being prosecuted and pursued for damages, injuries and/or wrongful death resulting from their negligence or violation of the law and/or safety standards.
One example of a rule that truck drivers must follow is the maximum allowable hours behind the wheel. Could you remain alert if you drove for ten hours straight every day, without rest? Even worse, drivers or companies who force or coerce drivers to ignore this rule are creating an even greater danger.
Just keep in mind – your tractor trailer accident case begins when the accident happens. The company will start their investigation immediately and begin to look for a way out of responsibility. Therefore, it is vital that you reach out to an attorney experienced in tractor trailer accident cases as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.