Personalized Legal Advocacy For Litigating Commercial Truck Accidents In Central Indiana
Interstate and local commercial trucking is one of the mainstays of the wheel of commerce in Indiana. Every day, hundreds of semi haulers, 18-wheelers, vans, big rig trailers, tractor-trailers and other oversize trucks hit the road hauling loads. Every day, there are hundreds of devastating truck accidents. Because of the tragic nature of trucking accident injuries, state and federal laws regulate the commercial trucking industry. The stakes are high for national and international corporations.
If you or a loved one has injuries following a commercial truck accident, contact my law firm, Jeffrey O. Meunier, Attorney at Law, for experienced legal advocacy in filing an injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent driver and trucking company.
The Trucking Industry Is Subject To State And Federal Laws
Commercial truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license in good standing. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers have strict regulations as to the number of consecutive hours they can be on the road before taking a break. They must also fully inspect and provide a record of the status of their vehicles each and every time prior to commencing their delivery schedule. At a minimum, this includes:
- Logging the date and hours on the road
- Checking their load to ensure the proper balance on their vehicle
- Inspecting tires and brakes
- Inspecting fluid levels
It is well known that drivers and their employers push to meet delivery schedules and in doing so may fail to comply with FMCSA regulations. Accidents happen due to:
- Tire blowouts
- Shifting loads
- T-bone collisions
- Brake failures
- Mechanical breakdowns
- Driver negligence and errors
When crashes happen, the driver – and the company they work for – can be held liable for any injuries resulting from their negligence and violations of regulations.
It is important to note that a trucking company’s insurance representatives are quick to the accident site. They may even approach you at the scene of the accident. You do not have to speak with them other than to give your basic information before speaking with a truck accident attorney.
Contact Me For Personal Attention To Your Truck Accident Claim
At Jeffrey O. Meunier, Attorney at Law, in Carmel, I provide my clients throughout Central Indiana with the highest quality of legal services when they are contending with the aftermath of a commercial truck accident. After determining that you have a viable claim, I will help you gather the necessary records and arrange for expert witnesses to support the success of your claim. I invite you to send me an email or call my office at 317-575-0320 to make arrangements for a free consultation to discuss your circumstances.