There are many reasons why collisions on the road with 18 wheelers are so common. For instance:
- Driver training issues
- Aggressive truck drivers
- Improper passing
- The driver being too long on the road
- Exceeding speed limits
- Exceeding speed limits based on load weight or type of trailer being hauled
- Mechanical problems with the truck, including, lighting, load oversize, maintenance of the truck
- Faulty braking systems
- Failure of the driver to trained to drive in rain and snow
- Unsecured cargo
- Combined vehicle and driver failures
These factors are, of course, completely avoidable. Investigation as to the cause of the trucking accident at the early stage of the case is required
Trucking companies and carriers are regulated by state and federal agencies and involve interstate commerce. Therefore, trucking accident cases usually but not always require that suit be filed in federal court as opposed to state court. Therefore an attorney handling a trucking accident case has both familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and has to be confident in trying cases in the federal courts. Knowledge of the various complex set of laws and rules involving interstate commerce is essential.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you should contact lawyers familiar with handling truck accident cases, like Kreithen, Baron and Carpey. We’ll give you best legal advice available about your specific case.