By law, because of the increased risks associated with large trucks, they are supposed to be driven only by qualified and experienced drivers with special commercial driver’s licenses. Unfortunately, a nationwide shortage of truck drivers has reportedly prompted many trucking companies to hire drivers with insufficient experience to handle big rigs.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that “driver-related factors,” such as speeding, tailgating, drowsy driving, failure to stay in the correct lane, and distracted driving, are the cause of 31% of fatal truck crashes.
Common Causes for Truck Accidents Include:
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Distracted driving (texting, eating, etc.)
- Failure to obey traffic signals/signs
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to adjust driving tactics based on weather conditions
- Violating company, state, or federal trucking laws
- Road rage/aggressive driving
- Failure to yield right of way
When you work with The Durst Law Firm, you can expect us to:
Jump into action immediately, even in the middle of the night if necessary
Meet you at your home or in the hospital
Visit the scene of the accident with a qualified investigator
Act fast to preserve the vehicles involved
Take steps to prevent the trucking company from destroying crucial evidence
Conduct a robust investigation
Hire the necessary experts
Handle all communications with the insurance companies involved
Address the medical bills you receive in the mail
Make sure your case is set up so you receive the max compensation available under the law
“The Absolute Best”
I hired Alex Durst to represent me in a truck accident case that was very serious and traumatic. The truck company fought the case hard and tried to blame ME for the accident. Durst was not going to let that happen.
In the end, I got a GREAT settlement. It’s a huge relief...
Personal injury case where landlord negligence led to a woman and child being forced to jump from 3rd floor apartment building during a fire.
The client ultimately recovered successfully.
“Aggressive and tough. Proven winner.”
Alex proved to be a very tough lawyer - he didn’t take the easy, quick money, but rather took the time and went through the necessary steps to really set the case up right.
Personal injury settlement for mother and son who were injured in a head-on car accident.
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