What You Need to Know About Trucking Industry Law
Insight from Expert Orlando Truck Accident Lawyers
There are many state and federal laws that apply specifically to large trucks that do not apply to everyday motorists. In fact, the trucking industry has an extensive list of regulations and laws called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These laws are in place to ensure that the drivers of trucks and other large vehicles can safely operate them on the open road.
The FMCSRs regulations include:
- Licensing requirements for truck drivers
- Required documentation
- Limits on consecutive work hours by hours
- Weight, size and route limitations
- Trucking insurance minimums
Think your accident may have been caused by a violation of these regulations? Call our Orlando truck accident attorneys at (855) 375-9959.
Standing Up to Negligent Drivers & Companies
Trucking companies or drivers that cannot satisfy or ignore the specified requirements may be endangering other motorists. The Trial Professionals P.A. carefully examine the details of any trucking accident claims that we take on to determine if the driver or trucking company is keeping up with required regulations. If they are not, we will use that information to help you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to for your trucking accident.
When it comes to trucking accident, it is important to understand that:
- In a truck driver’s job, safety is first. A truck driver should never be allowed to sacrifice safety for any reason.
- A truck driver’s full attention must always be on the road, without lapses. He must stop driving if he cannot do this.
- A truck driver must anticipate dangerous situations created by environmental conditions or other drivers so the truck driver can avoid an accident.
- A truck driver must maintain a safe following distance, must look where he is going, and must plan ahead, and must drive at a speed safe for conditions.
- An 18-wheeler is likely to cause far more damage than a car.
- An 18-wheeler is one of the most dangerous things on a highway because it can kill and injure the most people.
- The safest person in a wreck involving an 18-wheeler is usually the 18-wheeler’s driver.
- Trucking companies make a profit by putting trucks on the road. Allowing the truck to create a danger zone around it is negligent because the truck company and the driver must fully contain the danger. If they cannot, they must not put the truck on the road.
- A trucking company’s first consideration when hiring drivers must be safety.
- A trucking company’s most important training job is safety.
- A trucking company’s first consideration when deciding whether to keep a driver is to gather the information necessary to see if the driver is safe.
Emergency Response Team & Leading-Edge Technology
We have a team of experts and Orlando truck accident lawyers ready to investigate your accident on a moment’s notice so that all evidence is preserved.
Additionally, we employ cutting-edge technology to uncover and understand the complexities of GPS and computer data used by trucking companies. When you need a skilled legal team on your side, turn to The Trial Professionals P.A. Don’t just hire an attorney—hire a trial professional.
Set up a free initial consultation when you call (855) 375-9959. We are here for you.