Commercial Motor Vehicles, including semi tractor trailers and other types of trucks, are among the most highly regulated vehicles on the nation’s roads today. At 80,000 pounds, these massive vehicles are also among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When things go wrong and a semi-tractor trailer is involved, things usually go very wrong. To make matters worse, truck drivers are often overextended, hurried and fatigued.
Due to their unparalleled capacity for destruction on the roadways, the Federal Government, generally through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, imposes strict and extensive regulations on truck drivers and trucking companies, called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Most states, including Florida, also have their own sets of laws specifically applicable and directed to trucking companies.
Handling lawsuits filed against trucking companies and their employees is more involved than other automobile or personal injury actions, and requires definitive and specific knowledge of the particular administrative, regulatory and legal issues raised by commercial motor carriers and their drivers.
Your Holbrook Law trucking attorney(s) have years of experience handling trucking accident cases, having defended commercial motor carriers, large and small, in many types of claims and lawsuits asserted against them, including cases ranging from catastrophic injuries and multi-fatality wrongful death actions to soft tissue cases with violations of applicable federal motor carrier safety regulations. The Firm knows the importance of pre-suit investigation and evidence procurement and preservation, as the records retention periods for trucking companies vary wildly for different types of information, and are often much shorter than the applicable statute of limitations.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer accident, consult a qualified and experienced truck accident attorney right away. A trucking accident lawyer may be able to recover damages on your behalf from the negligent driver or trucking company.
Call (904) 900-5533 Holbrook Law or email to set up a no obligation, free consultation with an aggressive trucking attorney. In death and personal injury cases, there is no fee unless a recovery is made.