Because tractor-trailers are so much larger and heavier than any other traffic on the road, truck drivers are expected to be extra vigilant to prevent the ever-present potential for catastrophe from becoming a reality. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) lay down strict rules regarding truck maintenance, driver conduct, and standards of vigilance on the road. The attorneys at Lallande Law, PLC are experienced in representing victims in truck crash cases and knowledgeable about the rules and standards that regulate truck drivers and trucking companies.
In many tractor-trailer crashes, the collision could have been averted if the driver or trucking company hadn’t been somehow violating the regulations. Often, truck drivers will skimp on sleep or travel at reckless speeds so they can get their shipments delivered on time. Other crashes are caused by a lack of proper maintenance of trucking equipment. Bad brakes, tire blow-outs, even faulty headlights or an improperly secured load can set off a tragic chain of events. For the victims, these chains of events end far too often with catastrophic results including wrongful death or serious injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic fractures, or amputations. At Lallande Law, PLC, we have experience with catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and the expertise to compassionately advocate and obtain justice and fair compensation for our clients.
Truck crash cases often involve large amounts of evidence that must be preserved and obtained. As with any crash, this includes video recordings, 911 audio recordings, black box data, witness statements, and photographs of the truck and scene. Additionally, truck crashes often involve further evidence relating to the truck driver’s training, the trucking company’s policies and procedures, and hours of service documentation. At Lallande Law, PLC, we put our litigation experience in truck crash cases to work for you in order to carefully compile and analyze important evidence.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash with a truck/tractor-trailer, it is important to hire an attorney who understands issues specific to truck crashes and can help you recover compensation that is just and adequate. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law, PLC, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.