The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated for a very good reason. When truck drivers and their companies do not follow the law, people die. Truck drivers are restricted in how many hours per day and week they are allowed to drive. They also have to take mandatory rest breaks every eight hours. Trucking companies are expected to perform inspections on their trucks before allowing them to go out on delivery. The truckers themselves are expected to perform inspections every 24 hours.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, chances are, the trucking company or its driver did something wrong. If that is the case, a Toledo truck accident lawyer can ensure that you get the maximum settlement allowable by law.
Trucking accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. But generally, these reasons fall into three categories. The first category involves another driver on the road who is primarily responsible for the accident. When the trucking company is liable, it is either because there was an equipment malfunction on the truck or operating error committed by one of their drivers.
If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, the trial attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott can file a claim on your behalf and take it to trial if need be. Give our Toledo truck accident lawyers a call today for a free consultation.
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