Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog Commercial Liability in Truck Accidents: Trucking Company Negligence.
More Facts about Commercial Liability & Trucking Company Negligence
Fact 5 – If trucking companies violate any federal regulations, they can be considered to have acted negligently.
Our Birmingham and Montgomery truck accident lawyers are skilled at determining when trucking company negligence has played a role in causing truck accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has outlined a number of federal trucking regulations that companies must abide by in order to do their part to ensure the safety of their drivers, their trucks and others on the roadway. Some of the specific things that these federal trucking regulations govern include (but are not limited to):
- Weight limits and loading requirements for trucks
- Essential safety equipment for trucks
- Required training and credentials for drivers
- Maximum driving shifts and “on-duty” periods for drivers.
Failing to comply with any of federal trucking regulation (or any state trucking regulation, for that matter) can be an act of negligence, and trucking companies can be held liable in the event that such negligence contributes to truck accidents, injuries and/or fatalities.
Fact 6 – The best way to determine if trucking company negligence was a factor in your accident is to contact us.
While some instances of trucking company negligence may be obvious, in many cases, it is far more subtle, and having our Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers on your side to review the facts of your case will be pivotal to:
- Determining when trucking company negligence has been a factor in a collision
- Compiling evidence to support these claims
- Helping accident victims obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, damages, mental suffering and losses.
Because trucking companies and their insurers rarely want to pay accident victims the full amount of compensation they deserve, we will be ready to stand up to these parties in any legal setting and to fight for your rights to both compensation and justice.
Montgomery and Birmingham Truck Accident Attorneys at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC
After a truck accident or any type of traffic accident, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights. For more than 16 years, we have been dedicated to the pursuit of justice in every case we oversee, and our experience, dedication and extensive knowledge of the law makes us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their important cases.
The bottom line is that we are dedicated, determined and dependable. This has been the cornerstone of our success and will be pivotal in getting you the best possible results for your case.
You are invited to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights. To set up this meeting today, call us at 334-834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.