Large truck or semi-truck accidents are complex due to the many types of accidents and circumstances involving multiple responsible parties. Unlike vehicle accidents, trucking accidents can be caused by the driver, the trucking company, the freight company, or the mechanic. This is why the trucking industry sets strict truck safety regulations regarding safe operating and maintenance practices for the driver and the truck. If you are the victim of a large truck accident, you’ll need an truck accident attorney to sort out the safety regulations that could impact your accident case.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Florida Highway Patrol Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement establish safety regulations to be followed by all commercial motor vehicles such as semi-trucks or tractor trailers. Let’s understand some examples of regulations and how violation affects an accident claim.
Federal and state regulations are in place for the safety of all drivers. They recognize that passenger vehicles must share the road with large trucks, and they put regulations in place in an effort to not become a hazard on the road.
Failure to follow federal safety regulations can put all drivers on the road in danger, making the laws and truck safety regulations necessary to understand. If you have been in a truck accident, it is critical you contact Attorney Teresa Williams. As a truck safety regulations lawyer, she will explore the circumstances of the accident to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (727) 796-2706 today or contact us here on our website.