State and federal laws and regulations are in place to ensure safe commercial trucking practices. Unfortunately, truckers and trucking companies often disregard these laws in an effort to maximize productivity.
I am personal injury attorney J. Burton Hunter, III. If you have been injured in a truck accident in West Virginia, I will work to determine what caused it. If a driver was driving over the approved number of hours, if the driver was improperly trained, or if another factor caused decreased safety, you should talk to a Buckhannon truck safety attorney lawyer as soon as possible.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations
Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are expected to follow regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations apply to nearly every facet of commercial trucking, including:
- Driver training and certification
- Driver’s licensing
- Hours of service of drivers
- Transporting hazardous materials
- Inspection, repair, and truck maintenance
- Alcohol and drug testing
- Cargo securement
When truck drivers or trucking companies fail to follow these regulations, other drivers on the road are put at risk. I am familiar with the FMCSA regulations, and I can help determine if a truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence caused or contributed to your accident.
Contact a Philipi Truck Accident Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a trucking accident and FMCSA regulations were ignored, I can help you understand your options for pursuing a personal injury claim. To schedule a free consultation, contact my law firm by calling 304-472-7477.