TRUCKING REGULATIONS & LAWS

TRUCKING REGULATION & LAWS

After a Florida truck accident causes serious injury and property damage, a comprehensive investigation is usually necessary to establish causes and contributing factors. Victims are often dealing with severe pain and stress, overwhelming medical costs, inability to work, and sometimes the tragic loss of a loved one. At Steven Wingo, Attorney at Law, the constant goal is to help victims get and pay for needed treatment and move forward with their lives. Proving that trucking regulations or laws were violated can lead to a much larger settlement or award to address victims’ needs. Call now to learn more!

INVESTIGATION TO BUILD THE BEST CASE FOR YOU

Drivers of 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks—along with companies that own and operate these vehicles—have an even higher duty to safety than drivers of passenger vehicles. Simply stated, a high percentage of truck-car collisions are fatal or catastrophic due to the size and weight disparities between the vehicles. Consequently, many federal and state laws focus on trucking accident prevention and on minimizing fatalities and catastrophic injuries from the tractor-trailer accidents that do occur.

Some of the most important include the following:

  • Strict regulations covering alcohol and drug use by anyone with a commercial driver’s license
  • Laws governing driver service hours and rest periods, intended to combat truck driver fatigue
  • Restrictions on the weights of loads and detailed requirements for securing loads
  • Requirements to perform extensive screenings and background checks on all active drivers
  • Comprehensive laws mandating tractor trailer inspections and proper maintenance

CALL 888-900-0659 TO SPEAK WITH A RESPECTED TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER

To work with a veteran attorney and qualified legal team after your accident involving a semi or other large commercial truck, please call or e-mail Steven Wingo, Attorney at Law today. You can benefit from proven knowledge of laws and other issues that may critical for your case and your future.