Truck Accident Attorney
An injury sustained in a truck accident can have devastating, life-altering results due to the size of the vehicle involved.
Large commercial vehicle accidents are incredibly complex considering the multiple parties that may be held responsible.
The law offices of Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., in Missoula, can help you recover the compensation you deserve in Montana.
Consult With An Expert Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in a truck accident due to a negligent truck driver, the law firm of Tipp Coburn Lockwood will fight to recover the maximum compensation from the negligent driver, applicable insurance companies, and any other third parties who may be held responsible for your injuries. Accidents involving large commercial and semi trucks can lead to more serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and burns, for drivers and passengers than other cars. Truck accidents may be the result of a negligent or poorly trained driver, fatigue or recklessness. Truck accident lawsuits are often complex since multiple parties can be held responsible for your injuries. For this reason, it is important to work with the experienced truck accident attorneys at Tipp Coburn Lockwood in Missoula. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and discuss the specifics of your case.
Truck Accident Lawsuit Deadlines
Although Montana’s statute of limitations of three years from the date of the accident also applies to truck accidents, federal regulations make it necessary to take action as soon as possible. After a truck collision, regulations require that essential evidence be maintained for a limited period of time.
For example, the driver’s log may be preserved for up to just six months. After which, if a court order is not obtained or other action is not taken, the log can be destroyed. With such strict limitations in place, it is even more critical to work with an experienced attorney as soon as possible following a truck accident.
Working With Our Attorneys
During your free consultation, our expert truck accident attorneys will carefully review your case, including the type of truck accident that occurred, and discuss the legal options available to you. We can then collect all pertinent evidence to the case, along with witness statements and the medical records and bills related to your injuries.
The experienced attorneys at Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., will guide you through the law process after being involved in a truck accident.
Federal regulations require truck drivers to carry various levels of insurance, depending on the type of material they haul. Trucking, hauling and leasing companies are also required to carry insurance, and they may argue over whose insurance company is responsible for providing you with compensation following a collision. Current federal regulations are in place to help ensure you receive adequate compensation.
One of the biggest challenges in truck accident cases is determining who is at fault. In some instances, the accident may be the sole fault of the driver. In other cases, the trucking company, or even the truck manufacturer, may be liable for damages. We will determine which parties are liable and ensure they are held responsible for your injuries.
Common Questions Regarding Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are different from car accidents, as there are often multiple parties and insurance companies involved, making these cases more complex. We can address any questions you have regarding truck collisions. Some common questions about truck collisions include:
- How many hours can a truck driver work during a shift? Current laws require truck drivers to limit their driving to a maximum of 10 consecutive hours and a minimum of 10 consecutive hours off between shifts. Truck drivers cannot exceed 60 driving hours per week, and must take 34 consecutive hours off each week.
- How do truck accident lawsuits differ from other car accidents? Truck accident lawsuits are much more complicated. There are specific regulations to abide by, multiple parties involved, including multiple insurance companies, and extensive driving logs and other records that we must carefully review.
- Should I give the insurance companies a statement? It is best if you provide the insurance companies with only your contact information until after you have met with us. This is especially important if you have suffered severe injuries.
Reach Out To Tipp Coburn Lockwood
Our attorneys have been fighting for Montanans since 1959. Over the years, we have represented more than 7,500 clients and helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation. We are affiliated with renowned legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.