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Texas Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Guidelines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has various rules and stipulations for truck drivers and the companies that hire them; including the following:

  • Truck drivers must be properly trained.
  • Drivers must take proper rest breaks and they cannot drive over the limit of hours and miles set by the guidelines.
  • Vehicles must be properly maintained.
  • Loading restrictions must be followed exactly.
  • Truck drivers must observe a zero-tolerance policy for drug or alcohol use.
  • Trucking companies must not incentivize drivers to drive past the mile limitations enforced by the FMCSA.
  • Drivers cannot alter or change the mile log devices in their vehicles.

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Millions of Dollars Recovered for Injury Victims by Our Victoria Attorneys

If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, it is important that you consult with our Victoria personal injury lawyers at The Daspit Law Firm. If the truck accident was caused by a driver or company that did not follow the FMCSA regulations, you may be entitled to compensation. These regulations are designed to protect drivers like you. Violations can lead to serious collisions and cause injury to other drivers.

Commercial trucks are much larger than conventional passenger vehicles. They can weigh 70,000 to 80,000 pounds, and extend over 70 feet in length. This is 3 times the length of the standard vehicle. Trucks like this have a more difficult time maneuvering and turning, take longer to stop, and have much larger blind spots or "no zones." In an accident however - due to the size and weight of the truck - individuals most likely to be injured or killed are the drivers and passengers of standard vehicles involved.

Take a stand for your future and for justice: Discuss your case with an attorney in a free case review when you call The Daspit Law Firm today.

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All too often, accident victims are steamrolled by insurance companies determined to minimize or deny their claims. Don't let this happen to you. Hire us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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