The Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration has established federal regulations on commercial drivers with a goal to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by trucks and buses. These rules include limits on how long drivers can work, regular drug and alcohol screenings, and various other regulations designed to prevent injuries and crashes on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers routinely ignore these regulations, and as a result, thousands of trucking accidents occur every year.
If you were injured in a trucking accident by a negligent driver, it is possible your accident occurred as a direct result of a failure to adhere to trucking regulations. In order to prove this, you will need to work closely with an experience Terre Haute truck accident lawyer. At McGlone Law, we collaborate with a full-time investigator who can review the evidence of your crash. Working together, we can design a successful legal strategy for your case.
On-Duty Use: Federal trucking regulations state that drivers cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating their truck or bus. If a driver partakes in alcohol, he or she must wait four hours before they can drive again.
Rest Break Requirements: Drivers are required to take rest breaks of at least 30 minutes every 8 hours of drive time. Commercial truck drivers carrying property are only permitted to drive a maximum of 11 hours a day after taking a consecutive 10 hours off.
Training: Employers a required to properly train their employees to prevent accidents and injuries.
Many victims of semi-truck accidents require extensive surgeries and rehabilitation due to the severity of their wounds. Living with severe, life-altering injuries can be devastating. Get the compensation you need to move forward after your injuries. Work with the compassionate, experienced attorneys at McGlone Law.