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Truck Accident Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide

Commercial trucks are an everyday sight on the roads around Troy and throughout Michigan. For the most part, motorists don't think much about sharing the road with them. That can change in an instant, though, when a big commercial truck is involved in an accident.

Our Troy truck accident attorneys represent people involved in:

  • Rollover accidents

  • Jackknife accidents

  • Underride accidents

  • Rear-end collisions

  • Tire blowouts

  • Overloaded truck accidents

Trucking accidents are devastating in part because commercial trucks are so much larger than passenger cars and in part because trucking companies have the resources to fight back tirelessly against victims. If you have a personal injury claim against a trucking company, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. You need the Oliver Bell Group.

What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?

The FMCSA has many regulations for truck drivers that aim to reduce the chances of an accident because of how much damage a truck can cause to other vehicles in the event of a collision. The hours of service regulation are one such rule that is aimed at preventing fatigued driving. According to these rules:

  • Truck drivers can work no more than 14 hours in one day

  • Truck drivers must rest or take meal breaks totaling 3 hours in a day

  • Driver must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours at the end of the day

  • Truck drivers must take days off work at regular intervals

Give us a call to get started on your case today.

Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

A truck driver is not always the one who is held liable for an accident, in fact, the trucking company is usually held responsible. Trucking companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to save their company time or money. Sometimes the truck driver is held liable, especially if the accident was directly caused by their negligence, such as driving while intoxicated. Although it happens less often, there are other parties that can be held liable such as a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. The legal team at the Oliver Bell Group is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and is ready to help you today.

We Hold Trucking Companies Accountable

The trucking company will take immediate action after your accident. They'll send a "rapid response team" of investigators to the scene to collect evidence and take what they need to build a strong case. Their top priority is to reduce their own liability – which means they want to reduce or deny your compensation.

As soon as you contact the Oliver Bell Group, we take immediate action, too. Our attorneys can intervene to secure critical evidence for your claim, such as the "black box" data and hours of service (HOS) log maintained by the trucking company. We'll work with you to understand the full cost of your injuries and negotiate with the trucking company and their insurance to get you full compensation for the accident.

The accident wasn't your fault, and your family shouldn't have to pick up the expense. Don't let the trucking company push you around. The Oliver Bell Group is here to help, representing claims nationwide. Call or send us a message for a free consultation.

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