A motor vehicle accident with a truck, or 18-wheeler, can be one of the scariest things you ever encounter.
Semi-trucks are so much larger than cars or motorcycles, and when they collide the damage can be horrific. Trucking companies are required by law to maintain higher liability limits than your average automobile. However, this also means they might fight harder than a normal automobile insurance carrier in an accident claim.
Semi-truck drivers are professional drivers and are required to go through extensive training and adhere to federal guidelines related to the number of hours for which they can drive and even how much weight their vehicle may carry. When a driver does not adhere to the laws written especially for them, they may not only be liable for the accident they caused, but they may also have criminal repercussions because of their failure to abide by the law. Semi-truck collisions often result in catastrophic injuries, and you need a law firm that understands how to pursue these drivers and companies for their negligent acts. At Hastings & Hastings, you will meet with a lawyer, not a paralegal, who will provide you quality representation.