People injured in trucking accidents need an attorney who is familiar with driving laws. Department of Transportation imposes regulations on trucking companies to keep the highways safe. The federal government regulates the trucking industries. However, companies often skirt the regulations, putting profits before safety. Ackerman Law Office makes drivers and trucking companies live up to their obligations.
You cannot trust the defendant in a trucking accident to help protect your rights. In trucking accident cases you need to preserve evidence. Federal regulations require that some evidence be kept for 6 months, but this is not enough. An injury victim may want to protect and inspect the black box. Drivers and companies will sometimes alter the driving logs to appear as if they were safe. Furthermore, prompt investigation can helps preserve evidence. Skid marks do not last because the rain washes them away. Witnesses must be located. Sometimes accident re-constructionists may be hired to interpret the crash scene.
Our attorneys will travel to the sites of the wrecks if needed in order to secure evidence. We have experience in determining fault and documenting it.
Types of trucking cases include:
- Improperly securing the load
- Intoxication of the driver
- Negligent hiring of the driver
- Driving when too tired
- Improper maintenance of brakes or other equipments
- Improper or insufficient background checks of drivers
There are about 2 million drivers with CDL s (Commercial drivers Licenses). With so many drivers and so many miles to drive it is not surprising that there are serious injuries.
If you have an injury claim contact us at Ackerman Law office. We handle are so confident in our ability to win we handle these claims on a contingent fee. We offer free initial consultations. All of our clients get prompt action and personal attention. See what our clients have to say on our Testimonials page. Our blog is at Springfield Injury Lawyer.