Standing up for the Victims of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents can lead to some of the most severe and devastating injuries. Given the size and weight of tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and even more compact delivery trucks, these accidents often cause long-term – if not lifelong – injuries to all parties involved, especially drivers in passenger cars.
Because the trucking industry is heavily regulated, filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident can be far more complex than filing one after an accident only involving passenger vehicles. At Ashcraft & Gerel, we are deeply familiar with trucking regulations, trucker and trucking companies’ obligations, and the most effective strategies to pursue compensation. Let our Landover truck accident attorneys help you seek justice for the damages you have suffered.
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Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
If a truck driver’s negligence led to the accident that left you injured, you deserve high-quality legal representation from an attorney willing to stand up for you. Far too often, innocent people are harmed by a trucker or trucking company’s mistake or carelessness.
Truck accidents are often caused by:
- Fatigued truckers who have driven longer than they are legally allowed to
- Improperly loaded cargo or overweight truck loads
- Drunk driving
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Unqualified or untrained truck drivers
- Defective truck equipment
- Unsafe lane changes
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We Understand Federal Trucking Regulations
Quite often, the most complicated part of a truck accident claim is factoring in industry regulations and how a violation of these regulations may have come into play.
Under federal law, truckers:
- Must rest for 34 hours after driving 70 hours in a week
- May not drive for over 70 hours in eight consecutive days
- May drive for only 11 hours in a 14-hour workday
- Must be hazmat-certified if they are carrying dangerous substances or chemicals
- May not have alcohol for eight hours before driving
- Must maintain a logbook of all time they spend working and driving
Our Landover truck accident lawyers are familiar with the laws by which truckers and trucking companies are expected to abide. In all truck accident cases, we take the time to thoroughly investigate the incident so that we can determine liability and pinpoint who should be held accountable for your injuries.
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Trust Our Experience at Ashcraft & Gerel
At Ashcraft & Gerel, we have extensive truck accident litigation experience. Senior Partner David Layton is an accomplished civil litigation attorney who has represented numerous victims of truck accidents. He has prior experience working with the Interstate Commerce Commission, where he focused on regulating trucking companies.