Fighting the Trucking Industry
Navigating the maze of federal and state regulations, and penetrating the layers of protection surrounding some of these companies can be a daunting task. If you, or a family member, are seriously injured, or killed, in a trucking accident, you should seek experienced trucking counsel who have the knowledge, ability and resources to navigate the maze and to sue all the responsible parties. Cases involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles are often far more complex and difficult than an ordinary car wreck case.
Many of the large trucking companies use a variety of legal devices to try to shield themselves from liability for accidents on the highways and for injuries on the job. A truck driver may not even be an employee of the trucking company that he appears to be driving for. He or she may be an independent owner-operator leased to another trucking company. Sometimes the leases are for one trip only. Brokers may be utilized to match companies, drivers and loads. All too often, however, when an accident occurs and someone is injured or killed no one is willing to accept responsibility, or the responsible party lacks sufficient insurance to pay all the losses.
Federal Regulations and Law
Working knowledge of the laws and understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and complex federal regulations, (FMCSR) as well as applicable state law is essential. Do not accept anything less than experienced and qualified counsel in a serious injury or death case involving the trucking industry. Skill, experience and persistence can bring results, even in difficult cases.