Truckers and trucking companies are required to follow state and federal trucking regulations. Failure to comply with regulations can result in serious injury and death. As an experienced trial lawyer who has significant knowledge of trucking regulations, Gretchen Myers can ensure your case is given the attention it deserves. Through thorough accident investigations, she can identify if truckers and trucking companies have followed trucking regulations. If they have not, and if that noncompliance has resulted in your injury or the loss of your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. has the knowledge of trucking regulations you need to secure a favorable verdict or settlement. Call the firm at (314) 621-5454 to schedule your free initial consultation. You may also email us and someone from the firm will be in touch with you within 24 hours.Choose a law firm that understands trucking regulations.
As an experienced trial attorney, Gretchen has a comprehensive understanding of truck accident claims. She understands what trucking companies are supposed to be doing to ensure their truckers and other motorists are kept out of harm's way. She understands the ways in which drivers are pushed to their limit and nearly forced to drive under extreme fatigue, the ways in which trucks are improperly loaded to make more money and the ways that defective equipment is allowed onto the roadways. With her understanding, Gretchen identifies why truck accidents occur and who is responsible. Sometimes fault lies with more than the truck driver and trucking company. There are upstream and downstream suppliers and users of transportation whose practices cause the conditions which put the truck driver and all other motorists in peril.
Trucking regulations address the following:
- Equipment safety and mechanical functioning
- Properly loaded trucks and secured loads
- Driver hours
- Rest time between loads
- Driver abstinence from drugs and alcohol — If a trucker causes an accident while under the influence, he or she can be charged with DUI/DWI.
- Driver background checks
- Driver training
- Truck inspections
Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death can occur when safety regulations are overlooked.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, contact The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. to arrange your free initial consultation.