Because commercial trucks are larger and heavier than other vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established guidelines for the trucking industry to protect everyone on the road. When a truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer violates these safety regulations, it can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we’re familiar with FMCSA regulations, and we have the experience and resources to determine when these regulations are violated. If you suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, let our Michigan truck accident lawyers investigate—we’ll build a strong case for you. Just dial (888) 454-0801 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
We Know Truck Industry Regulations
The Detroit truck accident attorneys at our law firm are familiar with FMCSA regulations and can determine if any were violated that may have led to your accident, such as:
- Repair and maintenance
Trucks must be maintained on a regular basis, and trucks that are in disrepair could be dangerous and in violation of FMCSA regulations. These trucks may fail on the highway and harm other drivers.
- Weight limits
All trucks have maximum weight limits, but trucking companies sometimes exceed them to increase profits. Trucks that are too heavy can be difficult to slow down or turn, which can lead to serious accidents.
- Licensing and driver testing
Driving a big truck can be difficult without proper training and experience. Trucking companies may hire inexperienced and unlicensed drivers to save time and money, but these drivers may be more likely to injure other people on the road.
- Safe driving behaviors
Truck drivers must follow the same rules of the road as other drivers, such as obeying speed limits, keeping their eyes on the road at all times, and stopping at stop signs. When truck drivers break these laws, the consequences can be deadly.
It’s the truck driver’s and trucking company’s responsibility to always place safety first. If any industry regulations were violated in your accident, they may be held accountable for your damages.
Get the Truck Accident Lawyers at Michigan Injury Lawyers
Our Michigan truck accident lawyers know how to determine the cause of your accident and get you the money you deserve. At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we’re not afraid to stand up to the trucking company’s legal defense team. Our law firm doesn’t give up, and we won’t hesitate to go to court for you. Get the help you deserve—call today.