Trucking wrecks on North Carolina roadways can cause tremendous damage and injury.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the trucking industry in the United States. The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. Although Tractor trailers are required to follow North Carolina traffic laws they are also regulated by FMCSA. This includes their weigh limits, maintenance, record keeping and making sure that the driver's of these tractor trailers have rested and not been on the road too long. The FMCSA also regulates licensing, which includes medical clearances.
Unfortunately, because of the size and weight of commercial vehicles they usually damage cars very badly and people suffer serious injury or sometimes even death. The rules and regulations are different for trucking cases! We will investigate every aspect of the case including investigating the driving record of the driver of the commercial vehicle.
The Attorneys at Tatum & Atkinson are experienced trucking company lawyers having handled hundreds of cases involving tractor trailers. Attorney Robert Tatum started his career as an insurance defense attorney and represented the insurance companies. For the past fifteen years Mr. Tatum has represented plaintiffs in trucking wrecks. He knows and understands the issues from both sides! We have the experience and knowledge to represent you in these very serious trucking cases.
If you were injured in a truck wreck please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC – the Heavy Hitters – at 1-800-LAW-0804 TODAY!