Individuals injured in accidents involving tractor-trailer tracks or other large trucks should take action quickly to obtain medical treatment and to learn about their legal rights and options. The operation of interstate semi-trucks is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which issues rules that all trucks that cross state lines must follow. When the driver, owner or operator of a truck violates the FMCSA regulations, he or she can be held liable for the damage, injuries and other expenses of the crash.
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At the Huntington, West Virginia, firm of Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we represent clients who were injured in semi-truck accidents. We have handled many large cases involving significant injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. We know the law, the regulations that govern the operation of tractor-trailer trucks and the importance of acting quickly to help our clients. We also know our clients; as lifelong residents of the area, our lawyers understand their concerns.
The FMCSA has regulations that cover issues such as:
- How long a trucker can drive without taking rest and sleep breaks
- The type of safety equipment that must be on each truck such as lights, brakes, fuel tank strength and rear impact guards
- Requirements for driver hiring and training
- Special procedures for carrying hazardous loads
- Maintenance and inspection requirements
- Reporting requirements such as keeping driver and maintenance logs
Our attorneys' in-depth knowledge of regulations such as these allows us to assess cases quickly. It also makes it possible for us to interpret reports from our skilled investigators, whom we send to trucking accident scenes as soon as possible to preserve evidence.
Most semi-trucks, truck drivers and transportation companies follow the rules and provide jobs and transportation of critical parts and supplies to our region. When they are negligent and cause injuries, deaths and property damage, our lawyers are there to help victims of a big-rig wreck. We also assist clients injured in other large truck and vehicle accidents.
At Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we help clients who were injured in tractor-trailer accidents. Please contact our Huntington trucking accidents lawyers to discuss how we can assist you.
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