The trucking industry is responsible for a majority of the nation’s freight movement. Due to the massive size and power of semi and commercial trucks, there is a much higher risk of serious and life-threatening injuries if someone is involved in an accident with these vehicles. Professional trucking companies and their drivers are held to a higher standard of care than that of a regular person driving on the road. Commercial trucking companies must follow the guidelines set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. There are also often various layers of insurance and ownership involved as well in these complex cases.
Trucking accidents do not just involve your typical semi-trucks. Companies such as Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and even Uber can fall under the umbrella of the trucking industry. It is important to hire an experienced trucking lawyer to navigate the intricacies and details involved in these cases and to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a trucking accident, contact Platinum Injury Law.