Trucking and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Fighting for the Injured
Although all motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious harm, crashes involving tractor-trailers typically leave victims with debilitating, life-changing injuries. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks makes them the most dangerous vehicles on the road.
At Ruchti & Beck, we are personal injury lawyers devoted to helping victims rebuild their lives after a tractor-trailer collision. Although money can never fully restore you to the life you led before the accident, it can help ease the burdens that accompany these disastrous events.
What you should do if you've been injured.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, financial compensation can help you pay for much-needed physical therapy, lost income, and medical bills. It can also help you cope with the pain, suffering and depression that invariably come with sustaining a life-altering injury.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
The commercial trucking industry is governed by strict regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These regulations require owners and operators to comply with safety standards designed to minimize the likelihood of fatal and severe trucking accidents.
Unfortunately, because commercial carriers are in the business of making money, a disturbingly large number of trucking companies encourage or pressure drivers to bend or outright ignore the rules. When carriers and operators take shortcuts in favor of making a profit, innocent people suffer.
At Ruchti & Beck, we believe that corporations and individuals at fault should be held accountable for their carelessness. When you hurt someone, you should make it right. As attorneys, we are committed to pursuing fairness for the people we represent. If you have been hurt, we will do everything possible to make things right again.
A Full Service Personal Injury Firm
Because they involve federal regulations as well as state and federal agencies, trucking accident cases are much more complex than standard auto accident matters. Almost immediately after a semi-truck accident occurs, the carrier’s insurance company has representatives on the ground to gather evidence and conduct an investigation.
In most situations, the carrier’s insurance company takes over every aspect of the case. When you are struggling to recover from a debilitating accident, the idea of going up against a huge corporation with seemingly unlimited resources can feel overwhelming.
At Ruchti & Beck, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the complexities of settlement negotiation and litigation. We draw upon a variety of resources to build the best case possible. To determine the full extent of your damages, we consult with physicians, vocational experts and professionals in the financial sector. In fatal trucking accidents, we also help family members file wrongful death claims against insurers.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Trucking Accident Case
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. State law limits the amount of time during which you can file a lawsuit. It is also imperative to gather evidence while it is still fresh and useful.