Injured In A Semi-Truck Accident? Driver Negligence?
You and your passengers are at risk of serious harm if you are near a semi-truck driver that loses control. An accident and resultant injury involving a semi-truck poses some distinctive issues. All semi-truck operators and owners of the vehicles are required to adhere to both Federal and Washington State laws and codes. They must possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Violating the trucking rules and regulations that govern their CDL can result in the loss of not only their license but their career. Semi-truck accidents often involve more than one responsible party such as the driver and the owner of the trucking company.
Semi-Truck Safety & Accident Regulations:
Semi-trucks are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The regulations are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a government agency whose goal is “reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” A violation of an FMCSA regulation can help prove the semi-truck driver or trucking company breached a duty owed to you.
Semi-Truck Accident Injuries:
A severe semi-truck accident often leads to painful injuries, loss of income and issues regarding inability to return to work, significant medical care and personal injury expenses, and pain and suffering that extends into the future. Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher is prepared to assist you through this challenging experience. We are ready to hold those semi-truck drivers and their companies responsible for negligently operating or allowing their drivers to operate in a negligent manner that results in injury to you or your passengers.
Why You Should Consult A Lawyer Specializing In Semi-Truck Accidents:
From past and future medical expenses to chronic emotional trauma, and your pain and suffering, these losses could affect your life for years or be permanent. If you allow the insurance companies to control your rights, you will bear the financial and emotional burden of someone else’s wrongdoing. Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher will prevent this from happening and pursue a successful recovery. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident in King County including Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, North Seattle, Redmond, Renton & West Seattle or Snohomish County including Everett, Bothell, Edmonds & Lynnwood. it is important to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for your accident losses.