Experienced California Truck Accident Lawyers
Due to their substantial weight and size, commercial trucks are more deadly than smaller vehicles. When accidents occur involving trucks, the damage is often substantial and victims are often severely injured. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you likely will find yourself faced with huge medical bills, lost wages, and painful injuries. To obtain the compensation you deserve, speak with an experienced truck accident attorney.
Common Violations of Truck Driving Rules
To decrease the risk of deadly truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has passed various trucking regulations. The rules are often broken as drivers are commonly pressured to make deliveries as quickly as possible. Some of the regulations that we see truck drivers violate include:
- Passenger-carrying truck drivers are allowed a maximum of 10 hours on the road each day after eight consecutive hours of rest. Property-carrying truck drivers are allowed a maximum of 11 hours on the road each day after ten consecutive hours of rest.
- Passenger-carrying truck drivers are allowed a maximum of 15 hours on the road each day after eight consecutive hours of rest. Property-carrying truck drivers are allowed a maximum of 14 hours on the road each day after ten consecutive hours of rest.
Common Causes of Fontana Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents can happen for various reasons, but some causes happen more frequently than others. Some of the common causes are:
- Distracted truck drivers
- Sleep-deprived and fatigued drivers
- Overloaded trucks or trucks with improperly secured cargo
- Speeding and reckless truck drivers
Regardless of how your truck accident occurred, a knowledgeable truck accident attorney can perform a detailed investigation and gather all of the evidence necessary to support your claim.
Speak with a Fontana Truck Accident Attorney
Following truck accidents, trucking companies will utilize a team of experts to minimize liability and avoid paying out compensation. Having a lawyer on your side throughout the matter is one of the best ways to make sure you receive the maximum amount recoverable.
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