LEGAL COMPLICATIONS, SIMPLIFIED
The sheer mass of transportation trucks, semis and trailers — and the speeds at which they travel — can cause horrific damage when accidents happen. Different models of trucks, the states from which the owners operate, the location of an accident and the different safety regulations that apply can complicate a personal injury claim involving a semi or 18-wheeler truck accident.
In 18-wheeler accidents, jurisdiction may be an issue, especially if the truck in question is operating outside of its own state lines. Knowing and naming potential defendants is confusing, as is deciding whether to name the individual driver, the trucking company or some other party or businesses involved in the incident. Additionally, there are national and state trucking regulations that address how many hours a driver may drive and how much weight the truck may carry, any of which may point to some negligence on the part of the trucking company.
While it can be intimidating to face a large trucking company with the resources to drag out a case for extended time periods, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’ve been injured in a big rig accident, finding a lawyer near you who specializes in trucking law is your first important step. Contact Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik today. Located in Opelousas, our lawyers specialize in 18-wheeler accidents and can help you navigate the legal process to get the compensation you deserve.