North Dakota Truck & Big Rig Accidents
Contact Attorney James Shaw with Carabin Shaw Law firm today for your free consultation to help you get your rightful compensation, and do not let the statute of limitations run out.Importance of Maintenance Logs
Truck drivers are required to maintain logs by state law that include, products they carry, truck maintenance, weight of each load, driving schedules, delivery schedules and details involving accidents, etc.
Trucking companies and their drivers are responsible for keeping and maintaining those logs for a certain period of time, and may get rid of them after the time requirement is et, unless there is an accident and ordered by the courts to keep them for future litigation.
The amount of time required to keep the logs is different for each state, so if you are injured, or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, time is of the essence. Your receipt of compensation you deserve in such accidents can be directly affected by access to the big rig’s maintenance log.Primary Reasons for Accidents Involving Big Rigs:
- Sleep deprived drivers
- Poor truck maintenance
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Improperly loaded, or overloaded trucks
- Tires that need to be replaced resulting in inability to stop in time, or tire blowouts
- Drivers that fail to yield
It is critical for you to call the proper authorities immediately to make sure that you, or a witness (if you are unable to do so), who is not the truck driver, to give accurate information regarding the accident if you are involved in a big rig accident. It is important to provide the facts without any speculation as to why or how the accident occurred.
Also, it is important you seek medical attention to determine if you have injuries that are not apparent right away, even if you do not think you were injured. Some physical and/or brain injuries may not show themselves for a few hours, or even days.
North Dakota Big Rig Accident Lawyer James Shaw with Carabin Shaw Law Firm
There are around 500,000 truck or big rig accidents every year across the U.S. according to recent statistics. Sadly, out of these, an estimated 5,000 people lose their lives each year.
These rates surpass any other type of motor vehicle and for obvious reasons. Injuries from these wrecks are usually catastrophic and often result in extensive recovery times even if they survive.
Then, there are injuries that result in physical and vocational rehabilitation, partial or permanent paralysis, permanent brain damage, and temporary or permanent loss of income. If you or a loved one has been involved in a big rig/truck accident, North Dakota Big Rig Accident Lawyer James Shaw with Carabin Shaw offers a free consultation to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve. Call him today at 1.800.862.1260.