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Truck Accident Attorneys
The accident attorneys at York Law Corporation deliver a strategic approach to truck accident injury claims, built on our experience with insurers, health professionals and accident reconstruction experts. Our attorneys have experience with cases with complex facts and liability issues. We represent injured truck accident victims utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach. We have strong allies with leading experts enabling us to provide strategic advice from the outset to give our clients the edge they need to prevail in a lawsuit.
York Law Corporation lawyers achieve excellent results in personal injury and accident cases not only preparing the matter for trial, but also presenting the case for trial before a jury or judges. We are devoted to representing individuals and families who have legitimate, serious claims. We have obtained more than $130 million on behalf of our clients in personal injury verdicts and settlements, a true testament to the excellence of our firm.
Accidents involving large trucks are among the most serious and most deadly in the United States. Each year truck crashes kill over 5,000 people and injure almost 150,000 more on our nation’s roads and highways. Nearly 25% of auto vehicle deaths involve a large truck. Large trucks are involved in multiple-vehicle fatal crashes at twice the rate of passenger vehicles.
One of the recurring issues in truck accidents is driver fatigue brought on by driving long hours on the highway. When commercial drivers become fatigued from excessive daily and weekly work hours, they substantially increase the risk of crashes. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 750 people die and 20,000 more are injured each year due directly to fatigued commercial vehicle drivers.
Who Is Responsible?
There are many regulations which can be tools to establish liability in truck cases and to show the negligent conduct of the truck driver and the motor carrier contributed to or caused the collision. A violation of a statute or ordinance adopted for the public’s safety may be negligence per se and may establish the violator’s civil liability.
Careful examination of records after an accident often shows serious and even fraudulent violations of those safety regulations. However, trucking companies are only required to maintain many of those records for six months. Without obtaining those records before they are destroyed, the injured person or survivors of a person killed in a truck wreck has a much more difficult time proving the trucking company’s negligence.
In truck crash litigation, it is important to immediately secure all evidence that may otherwise be lost destroyed or unavailable later. Due to the complexity of the regulations surrounding the specifics of accidents involving large trucks and the required prompt action to secure the proper evidence, you should consult a qualified attorney immediately.
Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a big rig, please call us toll-free at 800-939-1832 or complete a questionnaire for a free truck accident consultation with York Law Corporation.