When You Or A Loved One Has Been In An Accident Due To A Semitruck
When you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a truck, you may have sustained serious personal injuries. After you have seen a medical specialist, you will want to seek a lawyer’s help as soon as possible. Truck accidents are complex cases that involve federal regulations imposed on truck drivers. It will be beneficial to you and your case to retain a personal injury lawyer who has experience with the federal regulations.
Our attorneys at Hovde Dassow + Deets have experience representing clients in truck cases. We are familiar with the federal rules and regulations that commercial drivers must follow. We have used our knowledge to our clients’ advantage for more than five decades. Rely on us to fight for a full and fair compensation for your personal injury after a truck accident.
What Will Happen When I Decide To Seek Compensation After My Truck Accident?
When you seek compensation after a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you will want to do is discuss your case with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. An attorney will be able to investigate the truck driver, the truck company and other details of the accident that led to your personal injury. If you were struck by the truck or in an accident due to the truck or the truck’s cargo, the company and the driver may be at fault.
You may receive phone calls from the truck company’s insurance adjuster; we advise that you decline to speak with them without your attorney. Anything that you say to the adjuster will be used to determine the compensation they offer you because their job is to have you settle for less than what you are entitled to. If you are offered a settlement in exchange for signing a release, you will want to have a lawyer review the legalities of the release.
Types Of Regulations That Commercial Drivers May Violate
Truck drivers and trucks are regulated by a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and they have special rules and regulations to abide by, such as:
- They are limited in the number of hours they are allowed to drive in one driving period.
- They are limited in the amount of weight they can transport.
- Drivers must have a special license to operate a truck.
- They must take the proper precautions for the security of their cargo.
- There should be alcohol and drug screenings.