U.S. Department of Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration have strict regulations in place to keep both truck
drivers and passenger vehicles safe from collisions. These regulations
were put into place to limit the amount of hours a driver can spend on
the road, the tolerance for alcohol consumption, regulate the vehicle
and load sizes and protect the overall integrity of the trucking industry.
Some categories include:
- Hazmat Regulations
- Company Regulations
- Vehicle Regulations
- Driver Regulations
There are also regulations in place that determine the securement of cargo,
logbooks, and vehicle markings. Drivers must also comply with local and
state laws and ensure that they are abiding by distracted driving and
cellphone laws as well. If you or someone you love was involved in a collision
with a negligent truck driver who was not following all regulations and
guidelines, it is important that you contact a San Fernando Valley truck
accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Can a San Fernando Valley truck accident attorney help?
Yes! A skilled truck accident lawyer can greatly help your case. Many people
do not know what the rules and regulations are in terms of trucking and
trucking related accidents. If you have been involved in an accident,
my firm may be able to help you determine who is at fault and what (if
any) regulations were violated. This can be crucial to your case.
Following an accident, if it is determined that any regulations were broken
and rules were ignored, you may be able to receive compensation. Truck
drivers, loaders, manufacturers, and management companies all need to
abide by federal laws to maintain the safety of their fleet as well as
the drivers on the road. If you feel that any of these laws were not upheld
and those resulted in an accident, you need to speak with me.
Contact the Law Offices of Joel Parker to speak with me and to schedule your
free case evaluation today.