Trucking accidents often result in some of the most catastrophic and devastating accidents. This is because large, commercial trucks, which can carry loads in excess of 26,000 pounds, are often sharing the roads and highways with passenger vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. Commercial truck drivers are divided into two, usually distinct groups– those individually owned and those that are company owned. If a truck is individually owned, that owner can be held individually liable for damages in an accident. If the truck is owned by the company, then that company can actually be held liable for the damages caused by the driver of the truck.
These distinctions and the often extensive damages involved in trucking accidents make hiring an attorney a necessity. Therefore, if you or a loved one is injured in a trucking accident, feel free to contact our firm, Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. immediately. Jay Halpern has been litigating in these types of cases for over 30 years, and the firm will work hard to maximize your recovery.