How Did This Happen?Truck Driver’s Safety Rules
Following safety rules is critical to protecting the public and for driver’s to maintain their jobs. Every truck driver has to demonstrate that they know the rules and are capable of following the rules. Truck accidents invariably follow violations of these rules that are due fatigue, carelessness, weather conditions and laziness. Truck accidents are often investigated by authorities, the trucking companies’ risk management team and also their insurance company. An admission of responsibility by a truck driver may lead to his termination from the company. The truck driver knows the rules that he should have followed and it is important to have a lawyer that knows the same rules. Annapolis truck accident lawyer, George Patterson has litigated hundreds of truck accident cases. The truck accident lawyers at Patterson law know the detailed requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Many companies that engage in interstate trucking provide copies of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to their drivers. These detailed requirements provide fertile ground to establish negligence on the part of the driver of a commercial truck.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations do not all apply to every commercial truck accident. Some rules only apply to accidents caused by a truck with a weight of 26,000 pounds or less. Also, trucking companies may try to avoid these regulations by only conducting intrastate business. You should always seek the assistance of a Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney if you were involved in an accident with a truck that has a DOT number or MDOT number. Most vehicles that have a weight over 10,000 pounds require such a number. Truck companies and their drivers may claim that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act regulations do not apply to your accident, but these regulations are often incorporated by State Law and also by the required knowledge and skills for a commercial drivers license.
If you need a truck accident lawyer, pease call 301-888-HURT to schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified Truck Accident Lawyer at our offices in Annapolis or Bowie, Maryland. Patterson Law has an office located near the intersection of Route 2 and Route 50 by the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Our Bowie, office is located in the Omni Medical Building. The Omni Medical Building is located close to the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301.