It is a common misconception that truck accidents are simply personal injury cases involving a larger vehicle. Specific laws and regulations govern the safety of commercial motor vehicles and there are a myriad of issues which are unique to cases involving commercial vehicles. The successful defense of commercial vehicle accidents requires a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulations on both the federal and state level.
Accidents involving large trucks, fuel haulers, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles frequently involve fatalities or serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, quadriplegia, paraplegia and burns. The experienced attorneys of NGS defend trucking accident cases including those involving allegations of driver fatigue, reckless driving, speed, oversized or overloaded vehicle, or improper maintenance.
NGS attorneys are intimately familiar with the practical ramifications of the “Graves Amendment” and how to combat the increasingly creative efforts of the plaintiff’s Bar to remove such actions from the reach of the statute (i.e., baseless negligent maintenance or negligent entrustment claims).
Statistics show that auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury lawsuits filed in our courts. The attorneys at NGS have particular expertise in defending against auto accident claims involving serious injuries or death, including auto accidents involving speeding or reckless driving, drugs or alcohol, or crashes involving defective products or other factors such as defective tires or brakes, malfunctioning traffic signals, or improper design or maintenance of a roadway. Our attorneys possess the requisite knowledge of all laws and regulations underlying the Graves Amendment, motor vehicle law, traffic law and “no-fault” laws to successfully defend accident cases involving automobiles.
Our insurance defense attorneys work hard to ensure that our clients receive the prompt, personal attention and superior representation that they deserve.
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