Trucking accidents are among the most devastating traffic collisions. When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, eighty-six percent of fatalities and seventy-seven percent of those injured are the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles. Federal law has established the minimum levels of safe conduct expected from motor carriers. However, professional drivers often feel pressured to deliver the load as quickly as possible either to benefit financially or to appease the company. Additionally, driver fatigue can easily occur for truck drivers who fail to follow the rules.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles have a high potential for causing injury, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. When the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies cause these accidents, they may be held liable for compensating victims for their damages. It is critically important that the law firm you select has substantial experience in investigating truck accident cases, including violations of the federal regulations.
When you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a commercial vehicle, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP, for tenacious and reliable representation.