Trucking Accident Litigation Attorneys
Trucks can be dangerous. According to the National Highway Transportation Association, 5184 people died in crashes with large trucks and buses in 2018. The number of fatal crashes increased by 45 percent between 2009 and 2018. Over 175,000 people were injured in large truck and bus crashes in 2018.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive and reckless driving
- Negligent hiring of drivers
- Non-compliant equipment
There are many factors to consider in a truck accident case that is different from a typical motor vehicle accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, you need sound legal advice. Contact our Homewood personal injury law firm today to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer about your case. We offer a free, no-obligation, consultation.
Regulations for Truck Equipment and Truck Drivers
Because semi-trucks are dangerous and travel in interstate commerce, they are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations govern topics such as hours that drivers may drive, drug testing, driver qualifications, and truck maintenance. Because these regulations are extensive, lawsuits against trucking companies will often involve showing that these regulations have been violated. Trucking companies and drivers are also required to maintain records and logs showing compliance with the regulations. In addition, trucks have built-in Engine Control Modules (ECMs) and onboard tracking systems, which provide very detailed data relating to a crash. This data is critical to your personal injury case.
We Work with Experts That Specialize in Truck Accidents
Due to the complex nature of trucking accidents, trucking accident cases often require the hiring of specialized experts. These experts include accident reconstructionists, motor carrier safety and compliance experts, ECM experts, computer forensic experts, mechanical experts, and computer animation experts.
Speak To An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Today – We Offer a FREE CONSULTATION!
At Johnstone Carroll, our truck accident attorneys have extensive experience in truck wreck injury claims. If you were injured in an accident with a big truck, don’t talk to the insurance adjuster until you’ve consulted with a personal injury attorney.
What Makes Our Law Firm Different
We believe that legal problems are human problems. We treat every client as individuals, not as case files or numbers. When you call or visit our office, you will be welcomed and helped to feel comfortable. Throughout your case, attorneys Inge Johnstone and Matt Carroll will work with you directly while our professional staff attends to your needs and concerns. Contact us today!