An accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle is frightening. Trucking companies must follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations regarding their equipment and driver hours of service. Despite these regulations, driver fatigue remains a common problem among truck and commercial vehicle drivers, contributing to the country’s unsettling number of accidents involving commercial trucks.
When we carefully examine records after an accident, they often show serious violations of the safety regulations specifically for truckers. However, trucking companies are only required to maintain their records for six months. As a result, victims need to act quickly to obtain records that may help establish driver or trucking company negligence.
At Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm, we handle these cases confidently, are well-acquainted with commercial vehicle regulations at the state and federal levels, and have the means to obtain trucking company records promptly.
Common truck accident injuries include: