Trucking Regulations in Personal Injury CasesBy Law Offices of Joel Parker
Apr. 12, 2013 8:25a
Those injured due to negligence in trucking accidents will need to file a personal injury claim in order to obtain legal compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Trucking accidents can be complicated legal matters, more complex than those involving accidents involving passenger cars or motorcycles. This is due to the fact that you may be involved with a large commercial trucking company with its own legal department working to protect the interests of the company. Those who may be involved in such cases should seek the services of an attorney due to the fact that many regulations mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may apply.
These regulations have been enacted to help prevent traffic collisions involving trucks, which can be deadly to any smaller vehicles involved. These regulations do such things as limit the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road, prohibit alcohol consumption, and regulate load sizes. The regulations include such categories as regulations regarding hazardous materials, driver qualifications and behavior, vehicle and company regulations. Drivers must comply with all state and federal laws, including those regarding distracted driver and cell phone usage. Commercial drivers may be convicted of DUI if they measure .04 percent blood alcohol concentration in California.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Encino, California
Being injured in a trucking accident can be disastrous or even fatal. Ensuring that your interests are aggressively represented in any personal injury claim or lawsuit is vital if you wish to obtain the legal compensation to which you are entitled. At the Law Offices of Joel Parker, based in Encino, you can avail yourself of the services of a proven legal professional. Attorney Parker has been practicing law since 1976 and has 36 years of outstanding legal results under his belt. His firm has obtained more than $65 million in settlements and judgments for clients in accident and injury claims.
Find out what your legal rights and options are following any type of traffic accident, whether it involves a commercial trucking firm or otherwise. Contact the firm for a free case consultation; you can get started with your claim on a contingency fee basis which means no upfront fees.
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