Understanding Federal Trucking Regulations

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Trucking companies and their employers are required to follow federal and state regulations which were enacted to keep roadways safe. When a company violates these laws, and an accident occurs, they may be held accountable for any resulting injuries. While federal trucking regulations can be complex and confusing, our lawyers have experience evaluating both federal and state laws, and have a thorough understanding of how these regulations can work to strengthen your claim.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, our attorneys may be able to examine the details of your claim to determine if federal trucking laws were violated, as this may provide you with legal recourse. Fill out our FREE case review form today with details of your claim to find out if you can bring a lawsuit.

Truck Accident Laws

Federal trucking laws can be found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic. The following are among the provisions outlined by federal trucking laws:

  • Controlled substance and alcohol use
  • Commercial Driver's license standards, requirements and penalties
  • Weight requirements
  • Hazardous material requirements
  • Truck part requirements
  • Hours of service for drivers

New York Truck Accident Lawyers

These are just some of the regulations by which truck drivers and trucking companies must abide. Because these regulations are complex, accident victims who are seeking legal recourse for their injuries should speak with an experienced attorney. To find out how we may be able to help protect your legal rights and maximize your recovery, complete our FREE case evaluation form on this page. Our lawyers offer this consultation at no cost and remain committed to protecting the rights of those who were needlessly injured due to negligent trucking companies and their employees. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, all of NYC and New York State.

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