Accidents involving trucks present different challenges than accidents involving automobiles and require a attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to take on a trucking company. Often times, defense counsel will attempt to handle the case as if it were a regular accident involving larger vehicles. But an 80,000 pound tractor-trailer crashing in to a much smaller vehicle is not like a typical car crash and has to be handled differently.
Part of the challenge for your attorney is to find out what happened and how it happened. This is never easy but it is especially difficult in trucking case.
Your attorney needs to understand regulations that come into play in a trucking accident. Truck drivers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, (FMCSR) and the international fuel tax agreement, (IFTA). As with all regulations, the purpose of these are to create consistent standards of travel and help keep our highways safe.
Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael E. Seelie, has represented the victims of trucking collisions for almost 30 years. Our law firm has the financial resources to fully investigate each trucking collision. We hire the best experts possible to help us find out why a collision has happened and to prevent the trucking company and its insurance companies from avoiding responsibility. Our job is to ensure that you obtain full compensation.