The trucking industry is vital to the economy in Burlington County and across the U.S. It permits goods to be transported from one end of the nation to another, building business profits and making many different goods available to consumers at any time of the year. However, the presence of semi-trucks on our streets and highways can pose a danger to all on the road.
Driving a semi-truck takes special care and knowledge. In fact, semi-truck drivers must obtain a special license to operate their vehicles. This is because handling an 80,000-pound loaded semi-truck is very different than handling a 2,000-pound automobile. Semi-trucks make wide turns and cannot stop on a dime. And, their sheer size means that any crash they are involved in can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Unfortunately, semi-truck drivers do not always operate with due care. A drunk truck driver, inattentive truck driver, unqualified truck driver, speeding truck driver or fatigued truck driver could all cause a catastrophic truck accident that could involve multiple vehicles. Those who are injured in such collisions, or their loved ones if they are killed, will want to know what steps they can take next to protect their legal rights and obtain compensation for the damages they suffered.
At our law office, we understand that those involved in trucking accidents are facing serious challenges. Not only must they regain their health, but they may miss time at work and be unable to perform the basic tasks they were once able to do with ease. A thorough investigation of trucking accidents includes obtaining driving logs and researching the driver’s traffic records. Once an investigation is complete, a legal strategy can be formed that aims to get the injured victims the compensation they need to move on following the crash.