Trucking accidents involving collisions with tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, dump trucks and other large commercial vehicles often result in life-altering injury or death due to the speeds and weights of the vehicles involved. To reduce this risk as much as possible, state and federal laws exist to help regulate the way trucking companies and their drivers operate. Commercial trucking companies may be liable for failure to hire properly licensed and trained employees. Drivers must maintain work logs and companies must maintain maintenance logs to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Failure of trucking companies to maintain their commercial trucks can result in tire blowouts, loss of steering and hydraulics, and brake or engine failure. Failure of truck drivers to follow the rules, by texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving with inadequate rest can result in terrible accidents. It is important to retain counsel who are experienced with the extensive regulations and rules to maximize value in trucking accident cases. If you have been a victim of an accident involving a commercial truck, contact us to discuss the legal options available to you.