Truck accident law covers those involved in a collision with a commercial freight truck, also known as a semi truck, or “big rig”. Collisions with trucks can be caused by a number of things including; aggressive driving, adverse weather conditions, driving with an improperly secured load, exceeding load limits, and driving while fatigued. Truck accidents can have serious implications due to the sheer size and damage that a truck can cause.
Liabilities involving truck accidents are based on negligence because the negligent party is considered a professional driver. Truck drivers must follow all federal traffic laws and civil liability rules, as well as regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Trucking companies and their insurance providers have entire teams ready to defend themselves if brought to court. You don’t need to face them alone. We are experienced in personal injury law and can get you the best result if you have been involved in a trucking accident.