Accidents involving trucks are among the worst on the road.
They lead not only to lifelong, debilitating injuries (or an untimely death), but also to complex legal issues.
Semi truck drivers must comply
with strict federal safety regulations.
- These laws govern:
- How many hours the driver can spend behind the wheel
- Mechanical inspections and maintenance
- Mandatory drug and alcohol testing
- Licensing requirements
- Physical/medical requirements
Your attorney must understand all of these regulations to determine whether a violation contributed to the accident.
What’s more, unlike run-of-the-mill car accident cases, semi-truck accidents may require going after multiple parties: the driver, his or her employer and, potentially, the truck owner, the dispatcher or even the truck manufacturer.
These cases also often involve large, national insurance companies. They may pressure you into settling the case early on for a dollar amount that is far less than you deserve.
Don’t Let Your Rights Get Trampled
If you were involved in a truck crash, or if a family member was hit by a truck, don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. At Ritchie Reiersen, we’ll level the playing field. Our personal injury lawyer has won more than $15 million in financial recovery for injured clients. Together with our experienced legal staff, he can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.