Common causes of commercial trucking accidents.

Accidents involving 18-wheelers, logging trucks, coal trucks, and other commercial vehicles require expertise in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Additional rules apply to commercial trucks that do not apply to regular passenger cars. It is imperative that you hire a lawyer who understands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to handle your commercial trucking accident case.

Companies and drivers must comply with rules governing such areas as fatigued driving, vehicle maintenance, cargo, driver fitness, substance abuse, weight, and many other areas.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides regulations for the operation of commercial vehicles. Federal rules and regulations include drivers, vehicles, hazardous materials, companies and regulatory guidance.

The trucking company is responsible for making sure that its vehicles and drivers meet all federal regulations to protect the general driving public, and it is the responsibility of the commercial driver to make sure he or she is in compliance with the rules.

The trucking accident lawyers at Preston & Salango have handled 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle accidents for decades. We are familiar with the complex regulations that apply to trucking companies and drivers and will investigate to determine whether the rules were followed.  The most common issues faced in commercial vehicle litigation include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driver log falsification
  • Distracted driving from texting
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Improperly secured loads

Contact Our Semi Truck Accident Lawyers. Establishing the cause of a trucking accident requires experienced lawyers. Preston & Salango is here to help and get results. We have recovered millions of dollars for the victims of 18-wheeler accidents.

Please call (304) 342-0512 today for a free consultation. Preston & Salango serves Charleston, Beckley, Clarksburg, Huntington, Morgantown, and all of West Virginia.

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