Any Baltimore resident who travels with any frequency knows of the large presence posed by semi tractor-trailers on the roads. Semis are vital to our nation’s economy through the transportation of goods, but they also can pose unique dangers to others on the road, given their sheer size and weight. Indeed, when a car is involved in an accident with a semi, there may be little chance that those traveling in the car escape the incident without injury.
Unfortunately, in these situations, individuals may not only be at the mercy of trucking companies during the accident itself, but afterwards, as well, if they are not careful. Trucking companies and their insurance companies often react to accidents immediately by sending investigators and adjusters to the scene and attempting to interview accident victims.
Accordingly, individuals who are injured by truck drivers should be vigilant in preserving their rights. For example, those who act quickly can get a head start on preserving evidence and identifying potential witnesses.
What’s more, individuals injured in a truck accident should understand that the trucking industry is heavily regulated. By gaining the necessary knowledge and insight into the applicable federal trucking regulations, individuals can determine how the regulations apply and whether any vital rules were violated that may have contributed in some way to the accident. Armed with the evidence and knowledge of trucking regulations, individuals can then pursue a claim against the trucking company to hold it accountable for their injuries.
Ultimately, the important thing is for individuals to act quickly and forcefully in the wake of a trucking accident. If you would like to learn more about our firm’s expertise and approach in this area, please visit our page on trucking and tractor-trailer accidents.