Posted in News on April 7, 2016
Whether a motorist is travel a long or short distance, the person will likely encounter large trucks on interstates, highways and other roadways in Montana and other states across the nation. While it is commonplace to travel near a tractor-trailer truck or a semi-truck, some drivers get anxious traveling near such a large vehicle. This is rightfully so because when a truck crash occurs, these enormous trucks often generate a large accident site involving severe injuries, serious damages and even fatalities.
At Heenan & Cool, P.C., our attorneys understand the devastating aftermath a truck accident can cause. The life of a victim and their loved ones can drastically change due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. We have an extensive knowledge of trucking regulations, and our attorneys are able to apply them to a situation, determining if a driver or trucking company failed to comply with federal trucking regulations.
A negligent truck driver can be a very dangerous presence on the roadways; however, a trucking company could also be liable for a truck driver who is overworked, improperly trained or failing to follow other trucking regulations. Driver fatigue could be related to a trucking company forcing a driver to work past their hours of service. Our legal team has the skills to fully investigate a truck accident and gain information necessary to determine the cause of the crash. We have helped past clients successfully navigate their claims, holding negligent parties responsible for their actions.
To learn more, check out our truck accident overview. Those involved in a truck crash often suffer tremendous pain and damages, and it is important to take steps to protect their interests and rights following such a tragic incident.