Holding Truckers and Trucking Companies Accountable
Being involved in a truck collision differs from many other accidents as there is an interaction between state and federal laws and regulations. Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended safety regulations for commercial carriers. These regulations mandate that trucking carriers track and report safety issues including safety violations to identify "high risk" commercial truck carriers. However, federal regulations mandate that certain pertinent information shall only be retained by the carrier for six months after an accident.
Truck companies aggressively and promptly respond to accident scenes to gather important information while often times you are recuperating from your injuries. The carriers often have a team of experts and investigators that are sent out to the scene to gather evidence and they try to minimize liability.
It is important that you act quickly to obtain legal advice and representation when you are involved in a truck collision. Rumizen & Weisman "looks behind the cause of the collision" and gathers pertinent information from the truck companies to determine how and why the accident occurred. They use experts that gather vital information to reconstruct the accident. This helps level the playing field to protect your rights after being involved in a truck accident.
Understanding Truckers' Motives
Many trucking companies have bonus programs for truckers who have good driving records. Because truckers sometime receive a financial bonus if they are not involved in an accident, they may try to cover up their involvement should they have an accident. When representing clients, Rumizen & Weisman, Cleveland truck accident attorneys, will take the appropriate steps to prevent the trucking company from intentionally destroying or hiding any evidence that may incriminate them.
Contact an Experienced Cuyahoga County 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
With almost 20 years of experience in representing families and individuals that were seriously injured or have suffered wrongful death due to the negligence of a truck driver, Rumizen Weisman will aggressively represent you and protect your interests against large truck companies. Don't be the victim of a negligent truck driver. Call Rumizen & Weisman at 888-732-1018 for a free consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency basis.