There are key differences between trucking accident law and passenger motor vehicle law, and the experienced lawyers at Cohen & Greene, P.A. have years of expertise in representing clients who were injured in trucking accidents. Interstate trucking is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it’s important you hire an attorney who is familiar with these regulations, which are designed to protect public safety.
Truck accidents involving a commercial truck such as an eighteen-wheeler or other large freight carriers can be much more catastrophic than an ordinary car accident. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of this size difference, and due to the basic laws of physics, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. The truck driver may not be the only one legally responsible for the accident. Trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies may be obligated to compensate you for your injuries. Our law firm has the experience and expertise in trucking accident law that you need to file your claim.
In assessing and presenting your claim, the attorneys at Cohen & Greene, P.A. will consider all aspects of the harm and loss you have suffered as a result of your accident, to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. You may be entitled to receive legal compensation for any physical, emotional and financial losses that resulted from the accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, contact us today for a free consultation.