18-Wheeler Federal and State Regulations
San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
18-wheeler regulations exist to keep all motorists safe on the road. Unfortunately, not all trucking companies and truck drivers adhere to the regulations as they should. Violating such rules and neglecting the responsibilities needed to keep the roads safe can result in a catastrophic accident that can leave an individual with severe injuries, life-long disabilities, or even a fatality. Besides the physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial burdens that one may face when involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler.
In most cases, 18-wheeler accidents happen because drivers are overworked, causing them to be tired and not get sufficient sleep. The lack of sleep decreases the truck driver’s concentration and alertness, making them a danger on the road. That is why State and Federal regulations limit the amount of time semi-truck drivers can stay behind the wheel.
Some of the most violated Federal & State Regulations include:
- Neglecting training requirements
- Failure to inspect, repair, and maintenance the trucks
- Neglecting driving hours restrictions
- Not Following drug and alcohol testing procedures for drivers
- Not loading cargo safety
- Driving recklessly and not being cautious to hazardous conditions
- The use of cell phones while driving
- Driving when tired
- Not following traffic law issued by state and federal government
Hire an Experienced 18-Wheeler Accident attorney
If you or a loved one have been in a collision that you believe was caused by a driver or trucking company not adhering to 18-wheeler regulations, contact Rodriguez Trial Law. Our attorneys understand that going through an accident can be traumatizing and stressful. Therefore, it’s only suitable that you get compensated for the physical and emotional pain you are experiencing. Let us handle the legal complexities of your case while you focus on your recovery.
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To speak with an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney, contact Rodriguez Trial Law at (210) 985-9344.