Every year, thousands of motorists die or are catastrophically injured on America’s highways.
Driver error, inattention, and intoxication are just a few of the reasons automobile accidents occur. Every motorist has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of his or her vehicle and is required to operate their vehicle as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. Failure to do so is negligence. Accidents often result when this duty is not carried out. A collision with an 18-wheeler can have a particularly devastating effect on the lives of those involved in the accident. If you have been involved in an accident involving a large commercial vehicle, you will need auto accident attorneys who know how to preserve the evidence and can prevent the truck company from disposing of the wrecked vehicles. You will also need attorneys who are familiar with federal transportation regulations pertaining to commercial vehicles and interstate travel and who are familiar with other standards governing trucking companies, such as hiring practices, safety practices, and vehicle maintenance.
Many of today’s commercial vehicles are often equipped with event data recorders, also known as the “black box,” which record data such as vehicle speed, following distance, and location. This information is often crucial to establishing liability, and you need auto accident attorneys who know how to extract this information from the responsible party. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients injured by both regional and nationally-recognized trucking companies and have obtained millions of dollars in recoveries on their behalf. If you need an attorney for a car accident, contact our office today.