Truck Accident Attorney
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If you’ve been involved in a commercial truck accident, you need the assistance of an experienced truck accident attorney to make sure you recover the full extent of whatever damages you are entitled to.
Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
In addition to state laws, there are many federal regulations that govern the trucking industry. These additional regulations can, in some instances, provide additional avenues to recover funds in a case. There can also be short deadlines to preserve this evidence. Insurance companies may also send their own investigators to begin gathering facts to help minimize their liability.
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Commercial Trucking Attorney
There are important questions to answer in a trucking accident including:
- Who bears the liability? There can be other entities, in addition to the driver, who may have liability for the accident, such as, the manufacturer of the track, the trucking company the driver was contracted with, or the company that loaded the container the driver was hauling. An experienced commercial trucking attorney can help you explore these other avenues.
- What was the state of the driver? An investigator will carefully examine the driver’s actions and duties, credentials and training, and his or her physical and mental state. Drivers are required to undergo a drug test immediately following an accident. What were the results of that test?
- What will the driver’s logs show? Driver fatigue is a major cause of trucking accidents. Federal driving regulations require drivers to stop for various reasons such as for taking breaks and to ensure the load has not shifted after the journey has begun. The driver’s logs will be reviewed to confirm that federal and state laws regarding driving times and rest periods were adhered to. Did the driver make the necessary stops after starting his trip?
- What was the state of the vehicle? The investigation will also include reviewing the records for maintenance, inspections, testing, and loading of the truck.
Truck Accident Lawyer
There are also some short deadlines that can make it difficult to obtain all of the information you need. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you need the assistance of experienced truck accident lawyers. Contact OlsenDaines today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced commercial trucking attorney. We have 40 years of experience representing clients in the trucking industry. We have locations all throughout Oregon and Washington.Back to Personal Injury Law