Truck Accident Attorney
A large percentage of automobile accidents involve large tractor-trailers, or “eighteen-wheelers.” Due to the size and weight of these rigs, these accidents are especially dangerous, often leading to serious injury or death. If you have been involved in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, it is important that you realize that there are many regulations regarding the operating of these vehicles, and that you might be more entitled to compensation than you would have been otherwise.
At Burriss and Ridgeway we have extensive knowledge and experience with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and recognize that an accident with a tractor-trailer is anything but a run of the mill auto accident case. Has the truck driver been drug tested, are his driver logs in compliance with Federal laws, was he properly hired and trained, did he operate his rig in a fashion that is acceptable under the applicable standards? These are all questions that experienced trucking lawyers must ask, and surprisingly many don’t even know where to start.
BEWARE….do not hire a lawyer to pursue your case against a motor carrier that will treat your matter like any other car wreck case. These cases are very different and require an expertise that not all lawyers possess. At Burriss and Ridgeway we have handled these cases from both sides and have the skill and knowledge necessary to aggressively pursue a substantial recovery for you.