Why Truck Accidents Should Be Handled Differently

Collision with a truck differs from other types of motor vehicle accidents as it involves several 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, the mandate requires that such information has to be retained by the carriers only for a period of six months after the accident. Hence it is important to enlist the help of an accident attorney as soon as possible to retrieve the information before it is lost.

You Need To Act Quickly And Preserve Evidence

Truck companies aggressively and promptly respond to accidents to gather important evidence from the accident scene to build a strong defense, while accident victims are recuperating from their injuries. Carriers often have a team of experts and investigators who are sent to the accident scene to gather evidence 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 Attorneys​ investigates the cause of collisions and gathers pertinent information from truck companies to determine how and why accidents occur. It uses experts who gather vital information to reconstruct accidents. This helps level the playing field so you can 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 maintain a clean record, they may try to cover up their involvement should they have an accident. When representing clients, Rumizen Weisman Attorneys will take the appropriate steps to prevent trucking companies from intentionally destroying or hiding evidence that may incriminate them.

Contact An Experienced Cuyahoga County 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney

With years of experience representing families and individuals who were seriously injured or suffered wrongful death due to a truck driver’s misconduct, Rumizen Weisman Attorneys 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 Attorneys at 216-273-6739 or contact us and arrange a free consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency basis.