Truck accident lawyer Chicago, IL
After being injured in a commercial truck accident, you might feel upset, confused, and unsure about what to do next. The smartest choice you can make is to consult a truck accident lawyer Chicago, IL trusts, who can listen to what happened and provide you with advice. If you would like to talk with a truck accident lawyer now, you can call Brown, LLC for a free and confidential consultation.
Commercial Truck Laws
By law, commercial truck drivers and truck companies must comply with state and federal laws and regulations. If any of these laws are violated, it could leave drivers on the road vulnerable and at risk for an accident. Whenever a violation occurs, it is important that the liable party be held responsible by a capable truck accident lawyer serving Chicago, IL. This is not only to get the victim compensation, but to ensure that something like this does not happen again.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations (FMCSA)
The FMCSA creates and enforces the regulations that apply to every commercial truck on U.S. interstate roads. This includes buses, semi-trucks, hazmat truck, tankers, flatbeds, and so forth. A good truck accident lawyer in Chicago, IL knows these regulations act as the foundation for the following standards:
Licensing – All commercial drivers must have a CDL, or commercial driving license, that is valid and applicable for the truck they are operating.
Health Check – A certified doctor must conduct a health check on a driver before they operate the vehicle. Any potentially dangerous conditions, that might interfere with driving, could result in a revocation of the license.
Driving Hours – To prevent fatigue, a truck driver must log their hours and not drive beyond a certain amount in a 24 hour period. Breaks must also be taken.
Driving While Intoxicated – The legal limit of alcohol in a driver’s’ blood is less than the limit for an average person. Drivers of trucks are also subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.
Distracted Driving – Commercial truck drivers are not allowed to text message or use a phone while driving. They must also follow the rules of hands free communications.
Random Inspections – Before driving, the driver is required to inspect the trucks’ tires, brakes, lights, and other parts. The company of the truck is also required to perform random inspections and frequent maintenance.
Weight Limits – Depending on the size and number of axles on a truck, there are weight limits that the driver must adhere to. The truck must also be weighed at government weigh stations throughout the duration of the trip.
If any of the above regulations and rules are not met by a commercial truck driver, and an accident results, the victim can pursue compensation and should contact a Chicago, IL truck accident lawyer.
Bare in mind that even if the FMCSA regulations are met, drivers are also required to follow state and local trucking laws. Speeding, reckless driving, improper passing, and ignoring traffic signals are all illegal violations that can be considered negligence.
Call a Truck Accident Lawyer Now
If you were involved in a truck accident, you have rights. The sooner you consult a truck accident lawyer Chicago, IL IL relies on about your options, the better the outcome of your case may be. Call Brown, LLC, at (877) 561-0000 today
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