Truck Accidents

Roger Youn Law NC

Truck accidents usually have a tendency to cause more damage than regular automobile accidents simply because they are much larger vehicles. Various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as well as state agencies, impose strict regulations on the trucking industry. Even with all of the regulations in place, the rules often times get broken due to strict deadlines and profit hungry companies. If a violation occurs, such as failure to perform pre-vehicle checks, violations of weight/size restrictions, excessive driving hours, or use of unsuitable drivers, those responsible should be held accountable for the injuries and deaths they caused. Once we take on the truck accident case, we investigate the accident fully. Accident investigation ranges from interviewing eyewitnesses and law enforcement officers, checking the hours driven by the truck driver and his/her qualifications to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Often we find that the driver and the trucking company are equally to blame for the accident that occurred. There are many different types of trucking accidents that can occur, such as improper turns, head on collisions, tire blowouts, trailer detachments, rollovers, etc. All of these accidents put the public in danger. If an 18-wheeler, semi, big rig, tractor trailer, or any other commercial motor vehicles have injured you or a loved one, you should contact an attorney to properly handle your case.