One of the most significant dangers we face in our day-to-day lives is sharing the road with big rig trucks. Of course, truckers can travel safely, but oftentimes truckers are forced to increase the dangers in their profession by tight delivery schedules and impossible work hours.
The Federal Motor Carrier Act was created to help keep the roads safe from trucks, but it is not always followed. It requires habitual recording in time logs to make sure truckers are getting adequate rest and aren’t spending too much time on the road. It requires regular safety checks on the trucks to make sure they are safe for travel on the road. And it requires all truck drivers to be up-to-date on their safety training.
If any provision in the extensive Federal Motor Carrier Act isn’t strictly followed by the truck owners or drivers, and that deviation caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation regardless of who is at fault.
If you were injured in a collision with a big rig, call DF&A for a free consultation. Let us investigate the facts and dig through the federal statutes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Truckers can cause injuries on the road without deviating from the Federal Motor Carrier Act. In those cases, the liability of a truck driver is determined the same way it would be if another automobile caused injuries except a truck driver is required to behave more carefully with its 18 wheel behemoth than another driver would in her regular 4-wheeled car.
These are just some of the questions that may arise in the facts of your case to increase your compensation.
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