If you or someone close to you is been seriously hurt or killed in a crash involving an 18 wheeler, you have a special case. 18 wheelers are big, they weigh 80,000 pounds that's about 20 times the weight of a car but there's more to this case but simply masked, there are special rules that apply to commercial motor vehicles. The federal motor carrier vehicle safety regulations will often apply.
You need a lawyer that has subject matter expertise that knows the ruling, knows the law, and handles 18 wheeler cases. You need a lawyer that knows the federal motor carrier safety regulations, that knows what truck driving handbooks and teaching manuals, that studied about the hazards especially to 18 wheelers, cause they're more than just a big car. At the Ammons law firm, all of our senior lawyers have participated as faculty on continuing legal education seminars involving 18 wheeler crashes, this is where we go and teach other lawyers about these special rules and special regulations. The bottom line is the cases involving 18 wheeler is a very very special and significant case. With every 18 wheeler case we handle, we look to do a number of things: number 1, we look to obtain full compensation for the client, number 2 we look to hold all wrongdoers accountable not just the truck driver because often there is a system that has set the truck driver up for failure and the third thing we aim to do is make our roads and highways safer because your case can make a difference and the trucking company conducts their business in the future. We're here to help you and make that difference.