Determining What Caused Your Accident With A Heavy Truck
Truck accident causes may number more than one in your case. Truck drivers and trucking companies of all sorts are required by law to follow strict federal and state regulations.
As detailed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, trucking companies and their drivers must adhere to regulations regarding licensing, insurance, hiring practices, vehicle tracking, driving hours, vehicle maintenance and safety, and medical requirements.
The cause of a semitruck accident may seem simple to determine, but the trucking company and its insurance provider will go to work immediately trying to minimize the value of any potential personal injury claim. Evidence must be preserved, and an independent investigation must be launched as quickly as possible — this is where we excel.
At Kammholz Rossi PLLC, we bring over 35 years of combined personal injury law experience in New York to your case. Our Rochester-based attorneys can get to the accident scene quickly, secure the driver’s log and maintenance record evidence, and begin reconstructing the accident.
Possible Causes Of Your Accident
- Truck driver fatigue or sleep apnea
- Hours of service violation
- Improperly secured or loaded cargo
- Truck driver error
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Reckless driving such as swerving, speeding or distracted driving
- Poor maintenance of tires, brakes or other truck parts
We will find the root cause of your accident and hold the trucking company accountable for the full and fair compensation you deserve. While trucking companies are required to carry significant bodily injury insurance coverage, their insurance defense teams will also be top-notch. You need top trial lawyers representing your case and guiding you through the legal process from the beginning.
Please contact our team at 585-678-4500 or email us to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We offer free consultations, handle all upfront legal costs and get paid only if you do. The goal of our personalized service is to fully protect your interests during the legal process and secure your maximum compensation.