Commercial vehicles can create hazards for other drivers on the roadway. Trucks travel thousands of miles and spend many hours on the road for days at a time, which requires stringent maintenance to avoid malfunctioning. Truck drivers also log long hours, spending days or weeks at a time behind the wheel with minimal rest while delivering goods across the country. These drivers must also follow rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). Despite these regulations, the FMSCA reports:
Commercial truck drivers and the companies who employ them have an obligation to follow protocols and to put safety first. If they fail in this obligation, the attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP will hold them accountable for their negligence, especially if it led to catastrophic or fatal injury. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys handle all types of commercial trucking collisions, including:
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we believe that experience drives results. Our firm has a history of winning major settlements and court judgements for victims of trucking accidents and their families. If you’ve been in an accident involving a big rig, semi-truck, or other commercial vehicle, contact us to discuss your legal options.
When we take on a trucking accident case, we work tirelessly to find the source of the negligence and preserve evidence for court. In our years of practicing truck accident law, we’ve identified several
common causes for severe and fatal truck accidents:
Distracted, tired, or impaired drivers. Truck drivers can cause serious accidents when they spend too many hours on the road, drive with distractions, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Truck drivers and the companies who employ them have an obligation to keep you safe on the road. If you incurred serious injury as the result of a negligent driver, contact us for a free initial consultation. We’re committed to holding the negligent parties responsible and helping your family find the financial security to heal. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, so you’ll only pay if we win a settlement or judgement on your behalf.