The Trucking Injury Firm is a team of the nation’s top lawyers experienced in representing truck-accident victims and their families. To get the best results in truck-accident cases, lawyers need to be experienced and well-versed in federal trucking regulations and laws specific to truck-accident cases. Our truck-accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge to provide you and your family the representation you deserve in your truck-accident case. By their very nature, truck-accident cases often involve crashes between victims in one state and drivers of trucking companies headquartered in other parts of the country. As a national firm, The Trucking Injury Firm has the resources and ability to take on all trucking companies, big or small, located anywhere in the country. Regardless of where your accident occurred and where the company is headquartered, The Trucking Injury Firm will assemble a team composed of lawyers experienced in truck-accident law as well as local lawyers familiar with the court where your case will be filed. Contact us today and we will begin assembling a team that will best meet the needs of your case.
The Trucking Injury Firm Has Extensive Experience with All Aspects of Truck-accident Cases
Traffic accidents involving semi-trailers, big-rigs, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial motor vehicles (CMV) often result in catastrophic injuries and deaths to occupants of smaller vehicles crushed by these mammoth machines. If you or a family member has been injured in such an accident, your first priority is obtaining the medical attention you require for what may be massive injuries with life-long consequences. At times like these, accident victims and their families may give little or no thought to seeking compensation from those responsible for their injuries or loved ones’ deaths. Yet, in so many cases, such compensation is desperately needed to meet the exorbitant medical and other expenses that are incurred immediately after an accident and, in a great many cases, continued for a victim’s lifetime.
To achieve the justice you and your family deserve from the negligent trucking company and/or driver that caused your accident injuries or family member’s death, you need to acquire legal assistance as quickly as possible to ensure that evidence is properly recovered and preserved and that legal action is timely filed. But, you need far more than a general personal-injury, wrongful-death, or car-accident lawyer. You need all of the following:
- A national team of lawyers who are highly qualified and experienced with major truck-accident cases and who know and understand the complex differences between car- and truck-accident cases
- A national trucking-accident firm with extensive resources and the ability to pursue trucking companies throughout the country
- A national trucking-accident team with a thorough knowledge and understanding of trucking-accident law, the state and federal regulations that control the trucking industry, insurance requirements, and driver and motor-carrier record-keeping requirements
- A national trucking-accident team that has gone up against the biggest trucking companies in the country and won, time and time again
You need The Trucking Injury Firm, headed by The Killino Firm, P.C.
The Trucking Injury Firm works from coast to coast to achieve justice for truck-accident victims across the U.S. Whether your accident occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Miami, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; New York, New York; or Los Angeles, California, The Trucking Injury Firm is prepared to fight for every bit of the compensation you deserve.
The Trucking Injury Firm Team
Our national and local trucking-accident lawyers are intimately familiar with the subtleties and nuances of trucking-accident cases, the regulations and other laws peculiar to the trucking industry, the special types of investigations and experts required, and the proof needed to obtain the typically high level of damages sustained in these complicated cases and the compensation to which our clients are entitled. Our trucking-accident team has achieved justice for truck-accident victims’ catastrophic injuries and deaths from truck companies around the country. We don’t just fight for our clients—we fight aggressively and with the passion only lawyers who truly care about their clients can bring to their cases.
When we receive a call from a truck-accident victim who needs our help, our first priority is to gather and preserve crucial evidence through expert and other investigation, obtain witness statements, and begin to reconstruct the accident. We work closely with the best of engineering, accident-reconstruction, damages, and medical experts in all jurisdictions to assist us with every aspect of the litigation and trial of our cases and to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives top truck-accident injury representation.
Our lawyers concentrate their practices in truck-accident cases and are thoroughly schooled in truck-accident science and law. Our trucking-accident attorneys are well-versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which are promulgated and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and published primarily in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49. These regulations apply to trucking companies and drivers who operate in interstate commerce and cover such things as vehicle safety, vehicle inspections, trucking-company and driver negligence, and the hiring, training, and supervising of drivers. Any violation of one of these regulations by a trucking company or driver may be seen to constitute negligence on the company’s and/or driver’s part in an action to recover damages for a truck-accident victim’s injuries or death.
A significant part of the FMCSR is devoted to Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations, which are designed to prevent truck accidents caused by driver fatigue. The HOS regulations, as do the FMCSR in general, include record-keeping requirements that must be met by all motor carriers and drivers operating in interstate commerce and are applicable to actions for Driver Negligence as well as the negligence of common carriers.
Other important FMCSR include those related to the Screening and Hiring of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and the Training and Supervision of those drivers. The FMCSR’s Alcohol and Controlled Substance Regulations are part of the screening, hiring, and supervision requirements imposed on all motor carriers subject to these federal regulations. When a motor carrier negligently screens, hires, trains, and/or supervises a CMV driver, or allows a CMV driver to work in violation of the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Regulations, the carrier can be found liable for injuries and deaths caused by the carrier’s Negligent Entrustment of the driver with a CMV or the activity of commercial trucking.
Motor carriers are also subject to Motor Carrier Financial Responsibility and Insurance Requirements under the FMCSR. These regulations are intended, in part, to protect truck-accident victims from being unable to collect damages awarded them in truck-accident cases from bankrupt or insolvent motor carriers by requiring insurance that will pay these damages when a carrier does not.
The FMCSR also include Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance Regulations applicable to both common carriers and their drivers. These regulations include pre-trip walk-around inspection requirements that must be met by all drivers prior to beginning any interstate commerce trip in a CMV.
In addition to possessing a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of these complex federal regulations and others, our truck-accident attorneys are thoroughly versed in the trucking regulations of the states in which they practice and the law of product-liability that applies to truck-accident injuries and deaths that were caused or contributed to by Defective Trucks, Trailers, and Components. The Trucking Injury Firm’s lawyers possess the knowledge, experience, and skill necessary to get the job done, and we put that knowledge, experience, and skill to work for each and every one of our clients.
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