The regulations and laws surrounding large and commercial truck industry can be very complex. If your life has been impacted through the negligent actions of a commercial truck driver, it is vital that you get legal council that is familiar with these regulations.
In such cases, truck carriers and insurance companies will fight to keep from being held responsible and compensating you for the property and health expenses you may incurr. While the industry and lawmakers have taken measures to prevent truck drivers from working shifts that leave them too tired to pay proper attention to the road, accidents are still commonplace. Per the NHTSA, in 2016, there were 4,317 people killed in crashes involving large trucks. An estimated 116,000 were injuries involving occupants of other vehicles, occupants of large trucks, and non-occupants (pedestrians, pedal cyclists, etc.). It is a disturbing trend, and one that unfortunately does not seem to be getting better as fast at it needs to. So long as we depend upon commercial truckers for business, we as a society will have to be prepared to the possibility of truck accidents, as well as to fight to protect our rights if we're an involved party.
We know that cases can be complicated, and they will require comprehensive strategy. The most important stage in any trucking accident case is the initial research and investigation. This is when we compile evidence that demonstrates how your accident occurred and who is responsible for your injuries or the death of a family member. Rees Law Firm will be there to help you in determining the best course of action.