Trucking companies owe a high duty of care.
Jack Patterson, a licensed Class A CDL driver serves as a consultant for Patterson Law trucking accident cases.
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80,000-pound trucks are required to have regular brake inspections.
If an illegally parked truck is struck by an approaching motorist one must assess whether the prohibition against parking in that location was because the approaching motorist would not be able to see the commercial truck with enough time to avoid a serious accident.
Jackknife accident occurs when a trailer is at a sharp angle to the tractor or a type of skid occurs where either the trailer or the tractor loses traction and slides sideways.
Truck Companies often Restrict Drivers from Making Certain Left Turns
Night time accidents involving trucks is an enormous problem with many rules and regulations designed to prevent these accidents.
Most lane change crashes involving large trucks are due to blind spots.
Large trucks are not supposed to drive on icy roads because it is foreseeable that cars will lose control.
Federal Law requires cargo to be secured to prevent it from leaking, blowing, shifting or spilling.
Commercial Truck Drivers are required to inspect all truck tires before every trip.
Truck Companies often Prohibit Drivers from Making U-Turns
Underride Truck Accidents are Usually Preventable
The National Board of Trial Advocacy requires that rigorous standards be met for lawyers to become a Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney.
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial motor vehicle such as tractor-trailer, dump truck, bus, limousine, tow truck, flat bed truck or a tanker immediate action is required to preserve evidence.
Driving a loaded truck comes with many potential hazards.
The Federal Motor Safety Carrier Act specifies the training and skills of a commercial driver and directs every state to only issue a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to drivers that meet these requirements.
Injury claims can be made for preventable truck accidents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence please contact the best personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law. George Patterson has been featured in an article published in the Best Lawyers in America. The “best” injury lawyers may be reached at their Annapolis or Bowie offices at 301-888-4878.Schedule a Consultation