A truck accident is not like a car accident. The damage done and injuries sustained are much more severe and death is more likely. Federal rules and regulations govern the trucking industry, making cases more complicated than typical auto accident cases. Case preparation requires knowledge of the specialized technology used by semi trucks, a deep understanding of motor carrier law and industry practices as well as the unique insurance features of the trucking industry.
Why has the number of trucking accidents risen so steeply in the past few years? Is it coincidence or are there identifiable factors contributing to the problem? At Badgley Law Group, we know the trucking industry inside and out, and we have answers.
- Many trucking companies put profits first, sacrificing public safety and even their own drivers’ wellbeing.
- The trucking industry has a powerful lobby that has successfully influenced Congress to loosen regulations.
- Working hour limits, rest period standards, size and weight limits, and safety standards have all been compromised as a result.
Orlando personal injury attorney Jeff Badgley once represented some of our nation’s biggest trucking companies, and he observed the industry’s problems first-hand. Now, an expose published in the Huffington Post has revealed these behind-the-scenes issues that put lives at stake.