The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates interstate trucking so that a safe environment can be maintained for the public. If a truck driver’s failure to abide by existing safety regulations causes an injury accident, he or she may be liable for damages in a civil suit. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., serving South Jersey, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Philadelphia, and New York, a truck accident and personal injury lawyer can provide you with expert legal counsel and aggressive representation. We have an unwavering commitment to protecting victims’ legal rights, and we are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable for their egregious actions. Contact a truck accident lawyer from our law firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.
Federal Trucking Regulations
Truck drivers have a legal and professional obligation to abide by federal safety standards and to exercise the utmost caution when on the road. Because of the size and weight of commercial vehicles, truck accidents often end in catastrophic damage and loss. To help prevent such accidents from occurring, the federal government has put in place a set of laws, as outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, to regulate the actions of drivers and commercial trucking companies. The codes cover a broad range of areas, including:
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Compliance with noise emission standards
- Adherence to a controlled substance and alcohol testing
- Adherence to commercial driver’s license requirements and standards
- Rules of practice for the transportation of hazardous materials
- Minimum levels of financial responsibility (insurance coverage)
- Proper training and qualifications for drivers
- Truck maintenance standards necessary for safe operation
- The hours of service a driver must abide by
- Rules regulating driving and parking
- Safety and health standards for trucking employees
If you have been involved in a truck accident that was caused by a truck driver’s or trucking company’s failure to operate within the confines of the law, you can file a claim for financial compensation. Serving Lancaster, Philadelphia, and beyond, a truck accident and personal injury lawyer from our law firm will fight to protect your rights and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Contact a Pennsylvania And New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are seeking legal counsel in the South Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania area, including Lancaster, a truck accident lawyer from our firm can use his experience and legal expertise to provide you with sound legal counsel and effective representation. To schedule a free consultation and case review at one of our five locations, including Philadelphia, contact a personal injury lawyer from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today.