Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney
In the event of an accident, the momentum created by a commercial truck
traveling on the road can lead to catastrophic injuries. The probability
of a collision can increase when truck drivers engage in unsafe or negligent
driving behavior and even collisions at seemingly slow speeds can cause
serious harm. In an effort to help reduce the instances of accidents involving
large trucks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
has placed strict regulations on both commercial drivers as well as trucking
companies. Despite the risk, these regulations are not always followed.
The FMCSA reported that in 2014 alone, more than 400,000 U.S. accidents
occurred involving commercial trucks, many as the direct result of the
violation of one or more federal regulations. When an injury occurs due
to the negligent actions of a truck driver, they should be held responsible
for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident
involving a commercial vehicle, it is vital to contact Michael J. Doyle,
Attorney at Law. Our founding
Albuquerque personal injury lawyer has more than a decade of proven legal experience and can help you to
seek the legal restitution you deserve.
Schedule a free consultation with our firm today and discover the strength of your claim.
What are the Federal Trucking Regulations?
FMCSA regulations are put in place to help ensure that a standard of safety
exists in areas such as truck maintenance, driving times, and driver responsibility.
When an accident occurs, one of the first questions to ask is whether
a truck driver or trucking company violated federal regulations. Truckers
and companies are also required to keep documentation relating to the
operation of their vehicles. In the past these records were commonly kept
with pencil and paper, however, trucks are now required to carry electronic
logging devices (ELD) which automatically record data.
Examples of FMCSA trucking regulations include:
- The hours a driver can operate a truck
- Training programs for drivers
- Maintenance of vehicle and equipment
- Regular vehicle inspections
- Loading techniques and cargo weight limits
- Driver history and company hiring practices
When investigating the causes of a collision, it is important to secure
an attorney who is familiar with the laws and regulations specific to
trucking accidents. Our personal injury attorney knows how and where to
investigate in order to help determine if negligence or a violation of
FMCSA regulations contributed to your accident. This can include examining
trucking logs, company records, data from electronic logging devices,
and accident scene investigation.
Speak to an Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorney
Experiencing an accident can derail your life. Between initial medical
costs, missed work, and continuing rehabilitation therapy, expenses can
quickly pile up and become financially overwhelming. The Albuquerque trucking
accidents lawyer at Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law can fight to make
sure you receive needed monetary restitution. Truck drivers have a duty
of care to their fellow drivers and must ensure that they abide by federal
trucking regulations. By seeking legal action against a negligent driver,
you can help to reduce the risk of future trucking accidents.
Call (505) 219-2176 and speak our firm about maximizing your trucking accident claim.