Truck Accidents Are Complicated Legal Matters
Truck accidents are among the most catastrophic accidents on U.S. roadways due to the size and weight of the truck, not to mention any cargo it is hauling. Smaller vehicles are no match for these beasts of the road, and often those involved suffer serious injuries or worse. In fact, around 13 percent of all truck accidents result in the death of someone involved.
At Abogado Maximo, our attorneys have witnessed the devastation caused by truck accidents. If you have been injured in a truck accident, we want you to know that we care about you and your legal rights.
Large trucks, also called semis or big-rigs, are generally on the road delivering freight. Some trucks deliver chemicals or fuel, others deliver packages around the U.S. Others carry more specialized cargo like cars, livestock, or groceries. The people who operate these trucks have the tremendous task of getting cargo where it needs to go.
Because most large trucks are commercial, they are regulated by state and federal laws. Truck drivers are required to keep logbooks to document their trip, including hours awake and miles driven. Trucks have GPS installed to further monitor the truck’s whereabouts. Trucks are required to stop at weigh stations and must obey certain traffic laws.
These regulations make truck accident cases complicated legal matters. Further complicating matters is the fact that trucks are often owned and operated by two different parties. That means that when an accident happens, there are multiple parties that must be involved in resolving the issue.