Cases involving trucking accidents are different than a typical motor vehicle car accident case. The damage and injuries inflicted upon motorists in trucking accidents can be severe, often resulting in a catastrophic injury or death. The size and weight of tractor trailers are a significant contributing factor to the high fatality rate, as well as large blind spots, cell phone usage, texting, trucks not being adequately maintained, driver fatigue and, in some cases, the use of alcohol or drugs.
Obtaining through discovery the appropriate documents and materials from the defendant is crucial. There are many federal regulations governing the operation of tractor trailers and their drivers, as well as requirements for the creation of certain records and log books. These regulations and documentation may be vital to the prosecution of a trucking case. In some cases these documents may even contain a “smoking gun.”
Stobierski & Connor has relationships with highly regarded and well qualified experts (accident reconstructionists, engineers and physicians) who are used to assist in the prosecution of your case. Stobierski & Connor represents victims of trucking accidents and understands the intricacies in prosecuting these cases in order to maximize your award.
A recent study showed an alarming rate of repeat offenders when it comes to causing truck accidents. Having an attorney on your side to get you the money you deserve as well as providing a public service to get these negligent drivers off the road is a service you will provide to your local community as well as the repeat offender themselves. They may cause a fatal accident in the future due to their lack of attention or concern from those around them.
If you or someone you know has been in a truck accident, contact Stobierski & Connor for a truck accident consultation. We will work to understand your situation and fight inside and out of the courtroom to see that you get all that you deserve.