Truck drivers have the same responsibilities as any other driver, which, generally speaking, is to drive safely. Nonetheless, these drivers are held to a higher standard. This is because truckers are likely to travel long distances spanning many consecutive hours. Additionally, semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are massive vehicles. They do not operate and maneuver like other motor vehicles, making it imperative that truck drivers are properly trained to safely operate a large commercial truck.
While federal trucking regulations are passed with the intention of making interstate and intrastate trucking safer, if a trucking company or trucker does not comply with these regulations, then a serious or even fatal truck accident may result. At Edwards, Fickle & Culver Montana Trial Attorneys, our legal team understands the damage and devastation that could follow a trucking accident. Thus, we are dedicated to helping residents in the Billings area understand their legal options following a truck crash.
In order to assert your rights after a truck accident, it is important to understand the cause of the wreck that left you injured. Our attorneys have years of experience working on such cases, allowing them to develop the skills necessary to fully investigate these accidents. Our attorneys will consider causes such as driver fatigue, intoxication, hours of service violations, and general negligence. Once cause is established, liability may be proven. Our legal team has helped numerous clients successfully initiate the process to hold a negligent truck driver or trucking company accountable.
With over 30 years of experience, our law firm has the skills and knowledge necessary to guide truck accident victims through a personal injury claim or wrongful death suit. We fight to recover the compensation our clients deserve with an eye on recovering the full extent of their damages.