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Regulations Attempt to Curb Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are some of the most devastating in the United States today. The weight and cargo carried by a commercial truck can leave behind devastating repercussions in the form of catastrophic injuries.

All individuals on the roadways have a responsibility to exercise a duty of care towards others. Unfortunately, since trucks are frequently more involved in these catastrophic accidents and cause these injuries, it is imperative to be aware of the risks on the road.

Many individuals have already suffered the impacts of being involved in a serious trucking accident. News reports, research studies and legislators have all become aware of the potential repercussions of trucking accidents.

This is why more and more regulations have been put in place in order to curb the alarming occurrence of these devastating injuries. The duty of care that all passengers and car drivers have to one another includes complying with applicable traffic regulations and laws using all means possible in order to avoid accidents and keeping a proper lookout for one another on the road.

However, courts assign a much higher duty of care to truck drivers. In order to evaluate that duty and determine when someone has breached it, courts rely on evidence used to illustrate negligence as well as federal and state regulations in place for the trucking industry.

Since semi-truck accidents can reap a devastating and destructive toll, the courts strictly enforce violations of federal and state regulations. This can usually be viewed as automatic proof of negligence in a personal injury case involving trucking accident injury.

If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a trucking accident and has unfortunate life lasting injuries to show for it, you may be entitled to file a compensation to help you move on with the life.

Even with today's advanced medical technology you may feel the implications of a serious accident for many years to come and this is why you need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident happens.

The best way to succeed with a personal injury claim involving a truck driver or other negligent parties is to show that the negligence was the proximate cause of your injuries and that the truck driver was negligent in his or her actions or lack of actions.

One of the easiest ways to illustrate this in a personal injury case is to show that the truck driver violated at least one federal or state regulation.

This can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Partnering with the right trucking accident attorney is the best way to ensure that you can focus on getting better while someone else is handling all of the legal aspects of managing the case.

Although there are numerous regulations governing the trucking industry, there are two common scenarios that frequently come up in trucking accident personal injury cases.

These are the two most commonly violated semi-truck regulations, and in the event that you can successfully illustrate the driver was negligent in following these regulations, you may have a better chance of recovering compensation in your personal injury claim.

Also Read: 4 Steps You Must Take After a Truck Accident

Logbook Regulations

Today computers keep track of a variety of information regarding truck drivers and their jobs on the road. However, logbooks may also be used. Logbooks record critical details about a truck and the truck driver including the date of delivery, the destination, the day that the cargo load was picked up, the weight of the truck before the cargo was put onboard and afterwards, the number of hours driven each day and the amount of time rested.

CDL Driving Regulations

In order to operate a semi-truck, the driver must have a commercial driver's license and have passed all the relevant tests in order to have his license. Laws will vary from one state to another but it is imperative that the truck driver comply with all federal DOT laws.

The larger the tractor trailer or the semi-truck the more strict the test. These regulations require the driver to have complete proficiency with hazardous materials, pre ship inspection routine mastery, backing up, parking and other information.

Consult with Florida Truck Accident Attorney Today

Proving negligence involves illustrating that the liable party willingly or knowingly caused an accident. Regardless of the situation that you are currently facing, it is imperative to consult with a Miami trucking accident attorney as soon as possible.


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