f you have suffered a permanent, life-changing injury or have lost a loved one in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck, you need a lawyer with the experience and resources to diligently pursue the maximum compensation you are legally entitled to.
Our Albany truck accident attorneys are dedicated to standing up to trucking companies and their insurance carriers on behalf of victims and their families. We exclusively handle cases involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Accountable
Our firm has an established track record of winning maximum compensation for our clients. We have the resources to carefully investigate and document the causes and consequences of trucking accidents with the help of top-notch expert witnesses when necessary.
In some cases, we are able to increase the compensation our clients receive by demonstrating that their injuries were caused in part by violations of federal motor carrier safety regulations. These rules, designed to protect the public from dangerous practices, include the following:
- Hours of service: Due to the serious consequences of truck driver fatigue, there are limits on how many hours drivers are allowed to spend on the road without taking breaks. Unfortunately, many trucking companies put unreasonable expectations on their drivers and then look the other way when it comes to hours of service violations.
- Maintenance and inspection: Commercial trucks are complex vehicles that are subject to heavy use. Trucking companies are required to keep their vehicles in safe condition, and truck drivers are required to conduct daily inspections of key systems. When they fail to do so and people get injured as a result, they can be held accountable.
- Drug and alcohol use: Truck drivers are not allowed to drive under the influence of any amount of alcohol or drugs, with limited exceptions for certain prescription drugs. Trucking companies are required to have testing programs in place in order to curb any alcohol or drug abuse by their drivers.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options. We offer free consultations, and you will not pay us any fees or expenses unless you obtain money damages.