Truck accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. Those who drive trucks — commonly known as 18-wheelers — are held to higher standards than other drivers and are regulated by state and federal law.
Truck drivers must meet licensing and training requirements, undergo safety inspections and keep track of the number of hours they drive between breaks. However, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017, “The number of large trucks involved in injury crashes increased by 5 percent, from 102,000 to 107,000.” While truck drivers do go through training, the reality of truck accident rates is still present.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, fighting for your compensation rights in a case can be overwhelming. You are not just presenting your claim against a driver, you are pushing back against an entire company. Trucking companies will aggressively defend themselves against claims.
While you are recovering from an injury, trucking companies and large corporations are often hiring investigators to interview witnesses and engineers to reconstruct the accident. In short, they are laying the groundwork for their defense. Not to worry, I can do the same.
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