Commercial vehicle drivers are held to very high standards when they drive. That isn't because officials want to make a trucker's work life difficult. It is because the size and weight of these trucks makes them very dangerous on the roadways. Just last week, we discussed the case of the three family members who were killed in an accident with a trucker hauling metal. That trucker is now facing criminal charges, but that won't bring the family members back.
We know that being involved in an accident with a semi-truck can have a variety of effects on your life. If you survive the accident, you might have severe medical conditions. If your family member was in an accident with a semi-truck and didn't survive, you are left to handle his or her final arrangements. In both of those cases, it is possible to seek compensation for the big rig accident.
One of the factors that we look into for semi-truck accident cases is the cause of the accident. Distracting driving, for example, is something that is very dangerous for truckers. In fact, it is estimated that a driver who is texting is 23 times more likely than a driver who isn't texting to be involved in a safety-critical event.
Texting isn't the only phone-related distraction that drivers might incur. Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, even reaching for a phone or using one hand to hold a phone isn't allowed.
If your case is based on a semi-truck accident in which the trucker, trucking company or a related party caused the accident, we can help you to seek compensation. You don't have to try to go against these parties on your own.