Truck Accident Attorney

Motorists have little chance of coming out on top when they are involved in a trucking accident. After all, 18-wheelers are typically several times the size of most other vehicles on the road, meaning trucking accidents often result in serious injuries ― and sometimes death.

At Overby Law Office, P.C., we are committed to helping victims of trucking collisions seek the compensation they are entitled. When you suffer injuries due to the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies, it is vital to hold them accountable for their actions.

Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents

Truck driver negligence can take many forms. For instance, a trucker may suffer from fatigue if he or she drives for too many hours without taking a break. Drowsy drivers are a danger to themselves and to everyone else on the road. There are federal regulations that limit the number of hours a trucker can remain in the driver's seat each day, but unfortunately these rules are too often ignored.

Additionally, some truckers and commercial vehicle drivers decide to get behind the wheel after ingesting drugs or drinking alcohol ― and no one needs to be told how dangerous that combination can be.

However, liability for trucking accidents does not always rest solely with the driver. In fact, trucking companies may also be held accountable in certain situations, including when:

  • A trucking company hires unqualified drivers or fails to properly screen applicants
  • A trucking company negligently supervises its drivers
  • A trucking company fails to adequately maintain, inspect or repair its trucks
  • A trucking company allows a dangerous truck on the road, including tractor-trailers that fail to have adequate conspicuity markings or reflectors

Victims of motor vehicle accidents involving big-rigs need to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Indeed, a prompt and thorough investigation is often crucial when filing a truck accident lawsuit, particularly if a family member has died and you are pursuing a wrongful death claim.

Maximize Your Recovery

Regardless of whether your trucking accident is caused by driver error or a company's mistake, you want an experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to establish the liability of the driver and/or commercial trucking company that employed him or her.

In order to maximize your recovery for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered, it is best to hire a law firm that has proven it can get results. Contact Overby Law Office, P.C., today in Bozeman. We offer FREE initial consultations in most cases, and you will not pay any attorney fees unless we win your case. Reach out to us online or call us at 800-689-1233.