Washington DC Truck Accident Lawyers
HELPING YOU REBUILD AFTER A SERIOUS TRUCKING ACCIDENT
Being involved in an accident with a big rig, semi-truck, tanker, flatbed, or other commercial vehicle can often prove catastrophic. Fully loaded, a tractor-trailer may weigh 80,000 pounds or even more with an oversize vehicle permit. Smaller vehicles may be crushed or have their roofs sheared right off by large trucks, with occupants sustaining catastrophic injuries. Some truck accidents are deadly.
The sheer size and weight of a commercial truck makes it a potential hazard if it is not operated, loaded, and maintained properly. At Fay Law Group, we represent victims of trucking accidents and their families. Our team works to expose truck driver and trucking company negligence in order to help our clients recover the compensation they need to make their lives whole again – and to promote the safety of everyone on the road. Our Washington DC truck accident attorneys are committed to righting wrongs in every way we can.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, Fay Law Group is here for you. Call Our Washington DC truck accident attorneys at (202) 804-9898 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?
There are many different potential causes of truck accidents, including:
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly balanced cargo
- Improperly secured cargo
- Negligent truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
- Unsafe lane changes
- Poor trailer visibility
Truck operators, owners, trucking companies, loading companies, truck manufacturers, or shipping companies may all be responsible for causing a truck accident through any one of the above scenarios.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON INJURIES CAUSED BY TRUCK ACCIDENTS?
Truck accidents can lead to devastating injuries for victims due to the immense size and weight of large trucks. Some of the most common injuries resulting from truck accidents include:
- Fractures, broken bones, and dislocations
- Severe lacerations or contusions
- Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue and nerve damage
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Burns from fuel tank explosions
HOW DO TRUCKING LAWS DIFFER FROM OTHER VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?
Trucking laws differ from those governing other automobile accidents due to the specific regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations focus on the operation, loading, and maintenance of large trucks. They apply to vehicles carrying over 10,000 pounds and/or transporting hazardous materials.
Truck drivers are subject to strict hours of service regulations, limiting consecutive driving hours without a break and the total operating hours in a 24-hour period. They must also undergo regular physical examinations as required by federal law, and they can be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.
These regulations are complex and vary based on factors such as truck size, weight, and cargo. To build a strong case against a negligent truck driver or trucking company, it is essential to have an attorney who understands all relevant federal laws and regulations.
WHAT DOES A DC TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY DO?
A truck accident attorney plays a crucial role in assisting individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. They provide comprehensive legal support to ensure their clients' rights are protected. Some of the key services offered by a truck accident lawyer include:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of the accident scene to determine all potential sources of liability.
- Gathering essential evidence such as police reports, medical records, witness statements, photographs of the crash site, truck maintenance logs, inspection certificates, and other relevant documentation.
- Assessing damages by reviewing medical bills and calculating wage loss resulting from missed work due to accident-related injuries.
- Negotiating with insurance companies or defendants on behalf of the client to secure a fair settlement.
- Filing compensation claims if necessary to pursue the client's rightful damages.
- Representing clients in trials or hearings before judges or juries, ensuring their interests are strongly advocated for.
At Fay Law Group, our experienced Washington DC truck accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for maximum compensation and achieving the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash due to someone else's negligence, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and explore your options. We are here to provide the assistance you need.
HOW CAN A TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY ASSIST YOU?
At Fay Law Group, our experienced personal injury attorneys in Washington, DC are well-versed in both state and federal laws concerning tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. We will guide you through your rights under these laws while investigating your accident to determine fault.
We are prepared to take on any party responsible for the accident, whether it's the truck driver, their employer, a shipping company, or even a manufacturer of defective parts. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, lost income, disability, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and more.
Fay Law Group's legal professionals have earned a strong reputation in Washington, DC and beyond. Our track record demonstrates our dedication to fighting for victims' rights, even if it means going to court. We will do everything possible to ensure you receive the justice you deserve after an injury caused by negligence.
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It is important to determine what caused your accident, so the proper individual or entity can be brought to justice. This is a crucial part of your claim, and our Washington DC truck accident lawyers will use all of our talent and resources to establish fault and show the full and fair value of your claim.
Call (202) 804-9898to get more information regarding your options and rights after a truck accident. We serve all of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
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