Failure to Adhere to Trucking Regulations
CMV Safety Violations Cause Accidents
Many people do not realize how many laws in Texas regulate the trucking industry. An entire section of the Texas Code is devoted to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) laws. These regulations are in place to protect everyone on the road, CMV and passenger vehicles alike. Failing to adhere to trucking regulations can not only put a driver and the people around them on the road at risk, but also render them guilty of negligence.
At Daspit Law Firm, our Houston truck accident lawyers know how important it is for accident victims to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses. Recovering compensation may not be as simple as filing an insurance claim or negligence claim in court—you may have to fight to protect your entitlements! Our personal injury team's knowledge of trucking regulations can be used to our clients' advantage.
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Truck Maintenance & Safety Regulations
Many laws strictly outline all aspects of vehicle maintenance and safe driving techniques for 18-wheeler trucks and other commercial motor vehicles. From regular maintenance checks to strict rules on traffic maneuvers on the road, truck drivers are expected to know and obey the law. Your accident may have been caused by the negligent act of a truck driver!
Common acts of negligence include the following:
- Reckless driving behaviors
- Improper fastening of cargo loads
- Failing to regularly maintain the vehicle
- Driving while under the influence of drugs/alcohol
Regulations for Transporting Toxic Chemicals
Trucks are useful for transporting large quantities of chemical waste, gasoline, and other toxic substances. Texas law outlines additional regulations for trucks transporting these hazardous chemicals, due to the volatile nature of these substances and the potential dangers they pose. In a truck accident, toxic exposure may be just one of the troubles you may encounter. When it comes to recovering compensation in these kinds of accidents, it pays to understand Texas trucking regulations.
Establishing Fault in Truck Law Violations
Serious injuries may not be covered by driver insurance. A personal injury claim may allow you to obtain the compensation you need to make a fully recovery. However, the success of your case may depend on how effectively you demonstrate fault with the negligent driver. It is not enough for you to know that the truck driver was at fault—you may have to present evidence proving this in court.
When truck drivers violate safety regulations, they put others at risk. Our Houston truck accident attorney may help you use truck regulations to show that the truck driver's negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. The outcome of your case may depend on how effectively you make your claim. Do not squander your opportunity by going to court unprepared!
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At Daspit Law Firm, our personal injury team operates on contingency fees— we do not collect attorney fees unless you are awarded compensation! The benefits of this are two-fold: it allows our clients to pursue claims without adding further financial burden to their losses, and it allows us to fight for the maximum compensation possible in their case. Our truck accident lawyers in Houston have years of experience handling cases involving complex matters of personal injury. Do not wait to secure legal assistance—individuals only have two years to file a claim after an accident!
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