Advice from a Personal Injury Lawyer: Regulations for Semi-Trucks
Commercial truck drivers must uphold certain rules and regulations when operating a semi. If these regulations are violated, it may result in a serious accident causing extreme injury or even death for any or all those involved.
If you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident caused by the unlawful conduct of a semi driver, a personal injury lawyer will thoroughly investigate the details of your accident to aggressively fight for your rights.
In a case involving a semi-truck accident, your personal injury lawyer will review the semi-truck safety regulations while collecting evidence. In doing so, he or she will be able to pinpoint which regulations were violated by the semi driver, if any, and further bolster your case.
Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Truck drivers are responsible for adhering to a wide range of safety regulations, but the following items are some of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents.
Trucking companies and truck drivers are required by federal law to maintain a log detailing the number of hours a driver has been on the road and rest after a certain period of time behind the wheel. When properly adhered to, this regulation ensures that drivers do not become exhausted and doze off while driving. An experienced personal injury lawyer will investigate a trucker’s log if he or she caused an accident that resulted in the harm of you or your loved ones.
Trucking companies are also required by federal law to perform regular maintenance on all of their trucks. If the semi-truck involved in your accident was not properly maintained, your personal injury lawyer may be able to prove that the trucking company is at fault.
Illegal use of alcohol
If a trucking company does not properly assess the condition of a semi-truck driver, the driver may, in fact, have an alcohol concentration that is too high to legally operate a commercial vehicle. If you believe your car accident was caused by a semi-truck driver who was driving under the influence, your personal injury lawyer will thoroughly investigate the matter to uncover the truth.
Your personal injury lawyer will also work hard to gain access to the semi-truck’s black box, which contains valuable information about the accident and the events that happened both before and after the incident. These details may be crucial to proving that a truck driver or trucking company is at fault.
Meet With a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve been in an accident involving a semi-truck accident, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side. Call the law firm of Tolbert Beadle to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer. We will stand up for you and help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Don’t waste any time letting an insurance company push you around. Call today to get started.