An accident involving a semi-truck is very different from a collision between 2 personal vehicles.
A large commercial truck is much heavier than a passenger vehicle. That contrast between weight and size makes serious accident injuries, or even fatalities, much more likely.
That is why commercial truck drivers have special licenses, rules and accountability.
Different Rules, Laws for a Truck Accident
There are special rules of evidence in commercial truck accident lawsuits.
Trucking companies need to be legally notified to preserve the driver’s log books, any black box evidence, and their own company records.
Otherwise, important evidence could disappear.
That is why you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible after a truck accident.
Alvey Law Group works with truck accident victims on a contingency fee basis: you do not pay attorney’s fees until your case is resolved.
Filing a Truck Crash Lawsuit
There many complicated legal issues in trucking accident claims.
For example, the laws that govern interstate tractor-trailer trucks may be different than those that apply to cement trucks, garbage trucks, or other heavy trucks.
And, most semi-truck drivers are hired for a route by a trucking company or carrier.
That means the trucker was on the job at the time of the accident. Other people and companies may be responsible for your injuries if:
- The truck’s load was not properly secured;
- The truck was loaded beyond capacity;
- the trucker had a bad driving record; or
- if the carrier pressured truckers to break the law in order to make a delivery on time.
You might have to file a lawsuit in order to determine who is at fault.
That is why it is so important to have an experienced trial lawyer by your side.
The attorneys at Alvey Law Group have represented injured and disabled people in hundreds of trials for workers compensation and personal injuries.