The trucking industry is governed by a number of state and federal regulations that are intended, in part, to promote safety on our nation’s roadways. Semi-truck accidents happen when drivers or their parent companies violate safety standards and trucking regulations. They can be held financially liable for injuries or fatalities that occur as a result.
Joe Norwood works with accident investigators to expose negligence on the part of truck drivers or their employers that result in an injury accident. He asks investigators to measure skid marks and check GPS and black box recorder data to determine if a truck was speeding. In cases involving suspected driver fatigue, Joe will review entries in a driver’s log book to see if he or she violated the maximum number of allowable drive-time hours as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We also review the maintenance schedule of a vehicle when poor vehicle maintenance may be a factor in an accident.
Injuries and Truck Accidents
Joe represents people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a truck accident:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
- Neck and back injuries
In today’s global economy where outsourcing is common, one company may employ a driver, another own the truck, a third responsible for loading it, and a fourth responsible for maintaining it. As your attorney, Joe considers all contributing factors in the accident.