18 Wheeler Attorney of Beaumont
Trucking accidents are a particular type of motor vehicle accident that require a specialized knowledge of the Federal and State regulations of the trucking industry. Commercial drivers (truckers) are held to a higher safety standard than regular motorists. Often, these drivers operate rigs weighing up to 80,000 lbs. Because vehicles like 18-wheelers are capable of causing severe accidents, truckers are required to undergo specific training and certification to handle various traffic and weather conditions.
Specific safety regulations mandate that truckers perform detailed pre-trip inspections of their rig, drive only so many hours in a given day, and keep detailed driver logs. Trucking companies are also required to perform detailed background checks of driving history before hiring prospective truck drivers.
Unfortunately, truckers and trucking companies often violate these basic safety standards and put innocent people at risk. If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, The Daws Law Firm has the experience and knowledge to help you aggressively pursue your claim against the trucking company.