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Experienced Attorney In Handling Commercial Truck Accidents
If you have ever been in a car accident, you know how frightening and difficult it can be to deal with the physical and financial aftermath. When an accident involves a truck or other commercial vehicle, the impact, and the complexity of the legal issues involved, can be even greater.
Because trucks and commercial vehicles are so much larger than passenger vehicles, and because their drivers are often transporting heavy loads long distances, there are many laws and regulations they have to follow to keep the roads safe for others on the highway.
Failure to follow any of those regulations can mean the driver or company is at fault in a truck-related accident.
What regulations do commercial vehicle operators have to follow to ensure your safety?
Commercial vehicle regulations are very detailed, and cover everything from the condition of the truck to the condition of the driver. There are regulations governing the weight of the vehicle, the weight of the load, visibility and lighting, and the condition of the brakes and safety equipment.
Other regulations focus on the driver. Drivers are required to keep a daily log, and to get a certain amount of sleep so fatigue doesn’t increase the risk of an accident.
The regulations also get updated as needed; for example, in response to the high number of deaths that occurred when lower riding automobiles weren’t able to see trucks in enough time to avoid a rear-end or side collisions, regulations were instituted to require big rigs to use reflective tape and other measures to increase visibility.
Why you should call us if you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial truck
The laws and regulations that apply to companies and drivers of commercial vehicles are complex and continually evolving. Scott Fegley and the Fegley Law Firm are highly skilled in navigating these laws and building winning cases for injured clients.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck or other commercial vehicle, our experience gives you the support you need to effectively make your case, including:
- Finding and preserving evidence that can prove the driver’s or the company’s liability.
- Hiring experts in crash factors and trucking industry standards to identify areas of liability and present it in a compelling way at settlement or trial.
- Using state-of-the-art accident reconstruction technology to recreate the accident so a jury can see exactly how it happened – and why they should decide in your favor.
The regulations governing trucks and truck drivers are complicated, but getting help after an accident involving a truck doesn’t have to be. Turn to Scott Fegley, the truck accident attorney at the The Fegley Law Firm and let us help you get your life back together after your accident. Contact us today of call us now at (215) 493-8287 for your free consultation.