Springfield Truck Accident Attorneys
What are federal trucking regulations & how do they affect my accident case?
The federal government restricts the actions of commercial trucking companies and drivers due to the fact that these vehicles are large, heavy, and can pose a danger to other drivers. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and have wider turning radiuses and bigger blind spots than conventional vehicles. The sheer size and bulk of these vehicles mean that they could put other cars at risk. In order to minimize this risk, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established a number of guidelines.
Among other stipulations, the FMCSA requires truck drivers and trucking companies to:
- Minimize the number of hours drivers may be on the road before taking a rest stop
- Ensure that all drivers receive the proper training and instruction
- Maintain high standards of care and safety for each vehicle
- Enforce a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and alcohol
- Keep loads under the maximum weight limit
Help from Our Highly Rated Injury Attorneys
If you were involved in a collision with a commercial truck, it is important that you immediately speak with a Springfield personal injury lawyer about your situation. If the driver or company that employed him / her was responsible for the accident in any way by failing to follow the FMCSA guidelines or by not exercising proper care and attention on the road, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
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If you call Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., we can set you up with a free consultation at our office. This meeting will give you the chance to hear your legal options and advice on what steps to take next. Our team of Springfield truck accident lawyers has 100 years of collective experience. Let us use this experience to serve you.
Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. represents injured individuals throughout the Springfield and Joplin.