Trucking Accidents

At Trenti Law Firm, we have been serving Minnesota since 1960. When you are faced with some of life's most difficult legal challenges, we offer you reliable guidance backed by 145+ years of collective experience.

Truck Accident Lawyers in Virginia, MN

Fighting for the Injured in St. Louis & Carlton Counties

A truck accident can be much more devastating than a car accident. One misstep from a truck driver and dozens of lives could be put in danger. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and extend 72 feet. When colliding with smaller vehicles in traffic, they can create a massive impact that puts others at a much higher risk for serious injuries or death.

The trucking accident lawyers at Trenti Law Firm have fought on behalf of injured Minnesotans for decades, and we continue to dedicate our experience to truck accident victims today. We work with you to secure full compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, and more following your accident — so you can get back on your feet. When injured in a truck accident, having to deal with a personal injury claim is likely the last thing you will want to do. Our firm is here to take on the complex legal burden of truck accident claims. In doing so, we will work tirelessly to maximize your payout in seeking the justice you deserve.

Connect with Trenti Law Firm online or at (218) 282-4426to book a free initial consultation with a Virginia truck accident attorney.

Truck Accident Claims in Minnesota

Truck accidents can involve all kinds of large, commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, tankers, freight trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, and more, usually weighing in excess of 10,000 pounds. Accidents claims involving trucks are much more complicated than other traffic accident claims. That is because of the special rules and regulations that apply to the trucking industry under state and federal law. When truckers and/or their companies violate these rules, it becomes a common ground for injury lawsuits.

When a truck accident occurs, it is necessary to fully investigate it to determine fault. Investigating whether federal or state regulations have been violated is key.

Federal regulations include:

  • Regulations related to the driver, such as driver fitness and history, hours of service, and other qualifications. Drivers have limits as to the number of hours they can drive during given time periods.
  • Regulations related to the truck, such as inspections of certain systems and maintenance.
  • Regulations related to the trucking company, such as its drug/alcohol testing on employees, safety fitness, insurance, registration, and other factors.

The state of Minnesota has its own set of regulations that must be followed as well which are detailed by the Department of Transportation.

Causes of Truck Accidents

When truck drivers act dangerously on the road, they have the potential to cause a great deal of damage to themselves and those around them. As such, they have a much greater duty to drive safely.

Trucking companies, similarly, may push or incentivize their drivers to drive faster to increase productivity. These unethical practices may put your life in danger.

Typical causes of truck accidents include driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fatigue from lack of proper rest breaks, failure to properly maintain the vehicle and its component parts according to safety regulations, improper cargo loading, and speeding. These are all factors showing negligence on the part of the driver, the trucking company, those responsible for cargo loading, independent maintenance companies, and any others connected with the truck’s journey.

Backed by Decades of Legal Experience

Many steps must be taken to put together an effective truck accident injury claim. The process includes investigation, preserving and documenting evidence, and aggressively negotiating for a fair settlement, or taking your claim to court. Putting an experienced attorney on your case has been shown to be a key factor in securing compensation that reflects its full value.

What you may be awarded will depend on the extent of your injuries and related damages which must be backed up with supporting proof. Our truck accident attorneys thoroughly investigate every case to determine who is at fault and then work tirelessly to secure full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and any other applicable damages.

At Trenti Law Firm, we have a reputation for superior results. With locations across the Iron Range, in Virginia, Hibbing, and Ely, our firm is one of the region’s largest, with an impressive track record.

Reach out online to schedule your free consultation available to all truck accident victims or call us at (218) 282-4426 to get started.

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    Our top priority is to secure successful results for our clients, and we dedicate the full time and attention that every case deserves so we can secure the results that our clients are looking for. We offer the combined insight and experience of a premier team of Minnesota attorneys, and have an impressive track record to back up our claims. We represent over 2,000 individuals and a large variety of businesses throughout northeastern Minnesota, resolving their most sensitive and difficult legal challenges through detailed representation and skilled trial advocacy.

  • Decades of Legal Excellence

    Trenti Law Firm is the largest firm in the region, and each of our firm’s attorneys is native to the Iron Range. With locations throughout Minnesota — in Virginia, Cloquet, Hibbing and Ely — we have a professional and personal interest and commitment to serving people across the region. As one of the region’s largest law firms, we combine the knowledge and service of seven attorneys, five legal assistants and four support staff members to get you the support you need during this difficult time.

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