Each time the driver of a logging truck leaves private property and turns
onto a public road, they know they’re at risk of a potentially dangerous logging
truck accident. Not only does the driver have to worry about making a mistake such as
failing to notice a traffic sign or not stopping in time, and mechanical
problems that commonly plaque large work trucks, but there are also potential
problems with the load that the drivers of other types of trucks simply
don’t have to worry about. As the driver or owner of a log truck,
you’re always one snapped chain away from a damaging liability lawsuit.
Montana has laws in place that stipulate Montana logging truck driver qualifications,
the size of the load their allowed to haul, and even what time of year
logging trucks allowed to use specific roads. If the logging truck is
involved in the interstate transport of logging products, the owner is
legally required to carry a minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance,
which helps protect everyone involved if the vehicle is involved in an
accident that results in injury or death. The insurance policy is designed
to cover medical and legal expenses.
In the event that the worse happens, and you’re either the driver
or the owner of a logging truck that’s involved in an accident resulting
in an injury, you owe it to yourself to align yourself with a legal team
that understand the nuances of Montana logging truck accidents, such as
us. Not only will we advise you to your legal rights, we’ll also
launch an investigation that explores each of the accident’s details,
and determine the exact cause of the accident. Based on our investigation,
it’s possible that we’ll learn that neither your driver or
your equipment was actually responsible for the accident. Having us in
your corner not only helps protect your reputation, but also ensure that
your insurance company doesn’t unnecessarily raise your rates.
If you’re the owner of a logging truck that’s been involved
in a trucking accident,
contact us. We’ll provide you with all the assistance you require.