When a semi-truck is in a motor vehicle accident, its sheer size leads to worse injuries and a greater possibility of death than seen in typical car accidents. That’s why the government regulates tractor trailer drivers and the companies that employ them. Unfortunately, not all drivers and companies follow the rules.
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State and federal laws regulate everything from the number of hours a truck driver may work to the weight of vehicles to the frequency of safety inspections. If one of these safety rules is violated and it contributes to someone being injured or killed, the driver or the company should be held responsible for paying damages.
I am experienced in pursuing compensation from truck accidents and work closely with trucking experts who know the rules that both drivers and trucking companies must follow. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights.
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