Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accident injuries are often the result of the driver’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence. Interstate truck drivers must abide by both federal and state safety regulations. Among them are regulations for when and how long commercial motor vehicle drivers may drive (known as “Hours-of-Service” regulations) and several driving regulations such as using extreme caution in hazardous driving conditions and a regulation that prohibits large truck drivers from driving while ill or fatigued.
Proving liability requires thorough investigation, witness reports, and the help of a skilled and experienced truck accident attorney. York Law Firm works with investigators to re-create the scene of the accident and to help us and our clients understand what caused the accident.
Wrongful Death from a Truck Accident
To lose someone you love due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness is especially heart-wrenching. When someone dies from gross negligence or the wrongful conduct of another, it is known as “wrongful death.” There is probably nothing you wouldn’t give to see, hold, or talk to your loved one just one more time. Although there is nothing that can truly make up for your loss, the law imposes a duty upon the liable party to pay damages to the plaintiff’s “next of kin”. The next of kin are direct family members such as the deceased person’s husband, wife, domestic partner, children, parents, or siblings, in that order.
Contact York Law Firm
If your loved one has died as a result of a large truck accident, we offer our deepest condolences. We realize that you are feeling a range of emotions – anger, sadness, confusion – and what you want most is justice. York Law Firm cares about their clients and will fight diligently to bring the responsible party to justice. We have also been very successful in obtaining our clients millions of dollars in compensation for wrongful death cases. We invite you to fill out a free case evaluation.