Representing Those Injured In Truck Accidents for 30+ Years
Accidents involving an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer or commercial truck are unique cases that involve complex issues. The trucking industry is required to comply with the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and oversight by the federal and state government is strict. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a semi truck or other kind of licensed commercial truck or delivery van on a California roadway, the legal team at the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, can help.
Truck Regulations In California
FMCSA regulations cover every aspect of company operations, load requirements, driver training and expectations behind the wheel. Some violations of federal trucking laws involve:
- Improper logbook entries
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Unsecured cargo
- Overloaded cargo
Semi, tractor-trailer, school bus and other commercial vehicle accidents cause some of the most devastating injuries, which is why it is important to enlist the help of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer. The insurance company or truck company will be conducting an investigation early and will try to pressure you to settle for less than the amount of which you are entitled to. An attorney can investigate the accident and seek the help of trucking experts in order to protect your rights and help you obtain fair compensation.
California Trucking Accident Attorney
Our lawyer at the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, has significant experience in California trucking accident cases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident, contact our serious personal injury law firm at 949-273-2693 to set up a free consultation in our Mission Viejo or Irvine offices. Rivers Morrell will personally discuss your options and advise you on the best course of action.