Trucking Company Liability: Rules & Regulations
Injured By a Semi Truck or Big Rig?
When a big truck causes an accident, the damage can be catastrophic. Knowing exactly who's responsible for your injuries can be frustrating, especially if the insurance company is giving you the runaround.
In fact, truck companies have a responsibility to the public to keep our roads safe from disastrous truck crashes. There are rules and regulations in place to ensure their drivers – and the other cars on the road – are kept safe. When they ignore these regulations, it can lead to serious, life-changing accidents.
If you or a loved one have injuries and need legal representation, call us immediately at 412-394-1000. Our legal consultation is free, and we're available 24/7.
Truck Company Rules and Regulations
Did you know that truck companies are liable for the drivers they hire and the trucks they maintain? It could mean that your accident may have more to do with the truck company than the truck driver.
Truck companies must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rules and regulations. If a truck company fails to meet these regulations, they can be held responsible for an accident involving:
- Untrained truck drivers
- Negligently hired drivers
- Unsupervised drivers
- Drivers suffering from fatigue
- Violations of safety standards
Truck companies must also adhere to regulations for the following:
- Daily truck inspections
- Number of hours permitted to work
- Truck drivers' qualifications
- Weight of the vehicle
- Route trucks are allowed to take
- Realistic delivery times
- And more
Knowing the ins and outs of truck laws is crucial to you or your loved one's case. That's why you need a law firm with the experience and history of success that'll get the results you need.
Dealing with Truck Companies
Dealing with truck companies can be extremely frustrating. They often immediately send their own investigators and lawyers to the accident scene. While you're stuck treating your injuries or tending to an injured loved one, the truck company is already devising a plan to minimize your claim.
Edgar Snyder & Associates has over 35 years of experience dealing with truck accident injuries. We know how truck companies operate and the rules and regulations they must follow. We know what it takes to prove your case. That's why we've helped over 75,000 injured people since 1982.
Common Truck Accident Causes
Many factors contribute to a truck accident – many of which are preventable. For example:
- Defective or Failing Equipment
- Incomplete Truck Inspection
- Failing Brakes
- Worn Tires
- Unsafe Cargo Loading
- Uneven Weight Distribution
- Falling Cargo
- Deteriorated Roads
- Distracted Driving
- And more
Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries that can potentially change your life or the life of a loved one. Common injuries include:
Wrongful Death of a Loved One
There are far too many cases where an innocent driver is killed in a truck accident. Unfortunately, the pain from the wrongful death of a loved one is often accompanied by the frustration of having to deal with truck companies and their insurance adjusters.
We can help you recover the compensation for damages that you and your loved ones suffered. Discover more information about wrongful death here.
Injured From a Truck Company's Negligence? Call Us Today
If you or a loved one suffered an injury from an accident involving a semi truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig, contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. We're available around the clock and get you the answers, legal help, and compensation you need.
Call us any time at 412-394-1000 or complete the form in the top right corner of this page. If you'd like to chat with a representative, click in the box on the bottom right.