Truckers are required to follow strict rules that do not apply to other drivers. The FMCSR and other Regulations and Statutes are in place to make sure Truckers do not drive too many hours per day, have safety inspections and a long list of other requirements. Truckers who break these rules often cause catastrophic and lethal collisions.
Truckers and their employers are required to keep certain kinds of evidence, but only for a short period of time. If this evidence is not preserved properly, or requested to be preserved, it is often destroyed. We help our clients immediately preserve this evidence and ensure that the trucker, and their employer, do not destroy vital evidence involved in collisions. We can only do this if we are hired before the evidence is destroyed. We offer free consultations and can help you preserve this evidence.
We know, from working on thousands of cases, that truckers and their insurance company hire lawyers as soon as a collision occurs. They are strategizing and evaluating evidence. They are seeing if injured parties request certain things that can be destroyed if not properly requested.
They have a lawyer already. You should too.
Our lawyers have expertise and training in representing people injured in trucking collisions and we ensure that the rules are followed and that the truckers, their companies, and their lawyers, preserve the evidence required to successfully pursue our clients' cases.
Semi-Truck Drivers and their companies are highly regulated by federal and state laws. All too often companies are more concerned with shipping cargo fast than obeying the rules. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations, as well as other statutes and regulations, are in place to keep everyone safe. When these are ignored people are often killed or catastrophically injured.
Common causes for trucking collisions include:
Immediately report the collision to the police. Police have specially trained officers who investigate trucking collisions and capture valuable evidence which can help you win your case later on.
Seek immediate medical care if you are injured. Trucking collisions have enormous force and can cause catastrophic and profound injuries.
Take pictures of the vehicles involved in the collision. If you can, take pictures of the DOT # on the truck (often on the door of the cab), as well as license plates and other identifying information.
We take immediate action to request and preserve evidence that is often destroyed if not properly, and timely, requested. We are experts in this area of law and can make sure you don't make mistakes in handling your claim. We offer free consultations and don't charge a fee unless we win.