At Gill Law Firm, our legal professionals investigate and litigate accidents that involve different types of commercial trucks. This includes tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, box trucks, dump trucks, and delivery vans. We represent victims and families who have lost a loved one in accidents involving commercial trucks. Unfortunately, accidents involving commercial trucks can be very complex. Truckers and trucking companies have to follow special regulations that govern them. If some of these regulations are broken, this can indicate fault for the accident.
Driving alongside commercial trucks can cause you high anxiety. However, semi-trucks and tractor trailers are subjected to special rules and regulations. These laws are designed to help protect the public and help minimize the possible risk of accidents. Federal and state laws require that trucks are regularly inspected and are maintained. In addition, truckers also must comply with specific rules such as having a special license and having to abide by hourly driving limits. Even with these rules and regulations in place, commercial trucks are often involved in accidents due to: