While we rely on the roads, highways, and interstates to get us from place to place, they always pose a dangerous threat to drivers and passengers. While most people think of accidents involving cars and passenger vehicles, truck crashes are actually quite common. Because of the sheer size and strength of trucks, these accidents are often some of the most perilous on the road. If you or a loved one have sustained personal injuries from a truck-related accident or crash, it’s imperative to seek immediate medical and legal attention.
Personal Injury: Tractor Trailer Crash
Proving liability and filing claims is often more difficult in a trucking accident. That’s because there are a number of factors involved, including:
The Parties Involved. While it may appear to be just you and the truck driver, there are actually a number of parties that could potentially be involved. These include the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck, and more.
The Trucker. The driver of the truck will have to be investigated closely to determine credentials, training, licensing, mental state, and other factors.
Driver’s Logs. One of the major culprits of trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Investigators will want to review driver’s logs to confirm that both federal and state laws, rules, and regulations on rest periods were obeyed.
The Vehicle. The vehicle also plays an important role in a personal injury case. Records will need to be presented and reviewed to look at factors such as truck maintenance, required inspections, testing and loading records, and more.
If you are involved in an accident with a truck, be sure to contact a lawyer immediately. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we have extensive experience dealing with trucking accidents and know what information to collect, what to investigate, and whom to speak with.
Because so many different parties can be involved in an accident, you may be able to recover damages from multiple sources. For example, if a tired driver hit you from behind on the highway, you may be able to recover damage from the driver, the trucking company, and the manufacturer of faulty tires on the truck.
Why Choose Us?
If you have been involved in a truck crash in Lake or Mendocino County, or northern California, you have choices when it comes to selecting a personal injury attorney. So, why should you choose us?
Dedication. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we are 100% focused on personal injury law, with no other areas of practice. Many firms dabble in real estate law, tax law, family law, personal injury law, and any number of other areas, but we are dedicated only to personal injury. This allows us to remain highly knowledgeable and current. We believe in eliminating distractions and focusing on what matters to our clients.
Proven Track-Record. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we can back up our claims with proven statistics and numbers. Over the last five years, we have successfully concluded hundreds of individual cases. Through these cases, we have obtained millions of dollars for our clients. For more information on specific case facts and figures, ask to see some of our recent results.
Care. While most lawyers see dollar signs when a personal injury case approaches them, we see a person. More specifically, we see a person with a story. That’s why our attorneys treat you with kindness and care. We are happy to provide a firm shoulder to lean on and will meet you in your home, at the hospital, or at the scene of the accident.
For more information on how we can help you, contact the Law Offices of J. Chrisp at 1-877-524-7477.