As diesel prices have risen it seems like we are seeing more and more big truck accidents on our highways. I know these high prices make it hard on independent truckers to make a living, but we cannot afford to sacrifice safety in these hard times.
In trucking cases every major trucking company has 24 hour response teams to respond to major accidents. This means that within 24 to 48 hours the trucking company will know what happened. A plaintiff’s attorney cannot wait to investigate the wreck and let the defense build the case. That is why it is so important for a person injured in a trucking accident to contact an attorney as quickly as possible.
There are literally over 1,000 regulatory requirements of federal motor carriers, but there are only 10 sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act that truly effect day to day operations from a safety standpoint.
A competent attorney who is familiar with these regulations can provide the firepower you need to win your case.