Injured in a Truck Crash?
Our attorneys at Mann & Maximon provide experienced representation to our clients with truck accident and injury cases. We analyze multiple theories of liability, ensuring we have found all the potentially responsible parties, as a truck crash can be caused by many separate acts of negligence. With a truck accident, it is important to examine all the multiple factors that may have played a role in causing the crash.
More Than 50 Years Combined Legal Experience Working for You
Truck accident cases are complex and often involve severely injured individuals and numerous potential defendants, including the truck driver, owner of the truck, leasing company and the manufacturer of the truck or parts of the truck.
Damages in these cases can be significant and attorneys representing the plaintiff in these cases must understand the common causes of truck accidents, safety regulations governing the trucking industry, how to assign responsibility among defendants and the role of insurance in these suits. We have the expertise and experience in order for you to recover compensation you deserve.
We Know the Laws that Govern Truck Operations
All trucks are governed by the federal Motor Carrier Act, which sets forth the rules and regulations for the proper and safe operation of trucks. For example, truck operators are required to keep logbooks that document the hours of service, i.e., the amount of time the driver has been on the road. The act requires that drivers receive adequate breaks between shifts.
All trucking companies are required to maintain a driver qualification file, which contains verified information regarding the driver’s qualifications to operate the vehicle. Additionally, the Motor Carrier Act requires inspection, maintenance and repair of the truck’s mechanical systems, including the brakes, tires, engine and drive train by a qualified mechanic.
Every case and truck is different and our attorneys review each case and ask:
- What are the rules that govern trucking safety for the truck involved in the case?
- What role does driver hiring, training and supervision play in determining liability?
- How is liability assigned between multiple defendants?
- What was the cause or causes that led to the truck accident?
- What portions of the Motor Carrier Act were violated and how can those violations be used to strengthen the case?
We believe that drivers of large commercial vehicles have a responsibility for the safety of the public. All of us share the public roads on a daily basis with professional drivers operating 80,000-pound vehicles. Therefore, our belief is that professional truck drivers, who provide vital services to our overall economy, should be trained to the highest levels possible, as well as be healthy and well-rested.
At Mann & Maximon, our reputation, experience and skill as trial attorneys are the keys to our success in obtaining maximum compensation for our clients. Our expertise includes investigating liability and insurance coverage, developing the facts, and pursuing litigation where appropriate. Our knowledge and experience with truck accident litigation differentiates us from the rest and maximizes your benefit.
Contingent fee representation is often available. In contingency cases, we are paid our legal fees only when our clients are paid. There is no cost to you for an initial consultation or case review.