18 Wheeler Semi-tractor Trailer Commercial Carrier Motor Vehicle Accidents are often high stakes litigation, due to the significant risk of serious bodily injury or death.
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What to know: Federal motor carrier safety regulations (CFR’s), which are adopted by most states as standards for interstate trucking, mandate minimum insurance coverage based on the type of load that a carrier is transporting. For instance, carriers transporting property have the lowest coverage, $750,000 minimum. Carriers transporting hazardous cargo have the highest coverage, $5 million minimum. These coverages are per ‘occurrence’ not per victim, so multiple injury or fatality accidents can mean woefully under-insured drivers. In those instances, claims against the company employing the driver are often pursued to recoup damages in excess of the mandated insurance coverage. These cases require special expertise, not known to average lawyers.
What to do: If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, report it to your insurance company right away even if you don’t bear any responsibility for the accident. This triggers your personal under-insured motorist protection. Next, contact a lawyer experienced in 18 wheeler accidents and other complex litigation to find out your rights before talking to anyone besides the police and your own insurance company.
AVERY LAW FIRM principal James Avery has over 37 years experience handling trucking accident cases, first as a defense lawyer for big insurance companies (Wausau, St. Paul, Travelers, Allstate, USAA, and others) then in 1997 he limited his practice to only representing accident victims. James Avery has been recognized as one of the nation’s top personal injury and high stakes litigation attorneys by numerous prestigious organizations like Super Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, America’s Top 100, Nation’s Top 1%, etc.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a 18 Wheeler Semi-tractor Trailer Commercial Carrier Motor Vehicle Accident, call lawyer James Avery now. Experience counts. Call 303-840-2222 now (24/7) or complete the confidential contact form below.
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