Log Truck Collision Injuries in Eastern NC
On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jan 20, 2014 | Car Accidents, Legally Speaking, Personal Injury
Log Truck defects often leads to need of auto accident lawyers in Eastern NC. Log trucks are often coming out of the woods heavily laden with as many pounds of logs as they can as they get paid by the load. Improper equipment from the rough nature of logging can damage the trucks resulting in crashes.
Log truck injury claims are different than the ordinary automobile collision. Different regulations, such as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and North Carolina Department of Transportation govern the regulation of log trucks. Weight of the trucks are highly regulated. Brake problems, tire pressure and quality and non functioning lights often create defects on log trucks causing need for auto accident lawyers.
Overweight log trucks coming out of the log woods are often dangerous due to the heavy loads they are pulling. Making more money by bringing heavier loads out of the forest often leads to equipment breakdowns. Improperly constructed roads and paths into and out of the woods for log trucks can lead to equipment problems as well.
Often serious injuries occur. Serious injuries often result in wage loss. If you are out of work for over 12 months you may need an attorney who handles Social Security Disability in addition to commercial truck collision injuries.
If you have questions regarding log truck collisions, call O’Malley Tunstall to discuss.