Accidents that involve large trucks (also known as a semi-trailer, tractor trailer, or a big rig) are among the most serious and catastrophic in the United States. Several factors contribute to accidents involving large highway vehicles including overloaded freight, speed, driver fatigue, and others. Semi-truck drivers also do not have the same visibility and quick maneuverability as smaller vehicles. These types of accidents are preventable and in these situations, federal and state law is on your side.
Trucking litigation involves claims against negligent truck drivers and the companies who hire them. In the state of Minnesota, a semi-truck accident is different than small vehicle accident from a legal perspective. Trucking companies and their drivers have strict state and federal regulations they must follow based on logbooks, times sheets, and other requirements. These records may be crucial to a claim based on the driver’s lack of alertness or fatigue problems. Drivers must also meet higher safety standards than other vehicle drivers. Since trucks travel in interstate commerce, they are subject to many federal regulations and must obtain a commercial drivers license. Violations of state and federal regulations provide the basis for establishing fault on the part of the trucking company and the driver.
An experienced Minnesota truck accident attorney will treat semi trailer accident cases different than other automobile accident cases. They require unique legal action because they are not necessarily associated with a typical automobile collision. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A, our personal injury attorneys have experience taking these types of cases to court to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated for their physical and emotional suffering.
If you have been injured in a truck-related accident, your rights are first and most important. It is crucial that you immediately contact an aggressive defense attorney that is knowledgeable in trucking laws and will fight for your rights. Call The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. today at 612-874-6109 for a free consultation.
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