The Trucking Industry Is Heavily Regulated
While everyone on the road has rules to follow, truck drivers are much more heavily regulated than other drivers. Trucking industry regulations were designed for the safety of everyone on the road. Not surprisingly, the cause of most truck accidents is a violation of one or more of these regulations. For example, truck drivers are limited in terms of the number of hours they can spend behind the wheel without a rest. This regulation is frequently violated in order to do more work in less time. The result is accidents caused by truck driver fatigue.
At White & Weddle, P.C., we know the importance of investigating truck accidents. We know to look closely at logbooks, understanding that they are frequently falsified by truck drivers in order to make it look like they were following the rules even though they were not. We do not have to dig too deep to show that a logbook has been manipulated, thanks to the fact that most trucks are equipped with tracking devices that show where they were and when. If that data does not match logbook data, that is proof of negligence. When necessary, our lawyers will take that proof to trial in order to maximize compensation for the victim.
Who Is to Blame?
The truck driver may not be the only party to blame for driving too many hours without rest or any other violations. What if the safety director at the trucking company knew about the violations and ignored them? What if the trucking company itself had a role in the negligence?
We want to make certain to find every responsible party. If we are able to determine that the negligence was not merely a one-time act by a single truck driver, it may improve our ability to get more compensation for the victim, either through settlement or trial.
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Call our Oklahoma City semi truck and tractor-trailer rig accident attorneys at 405-463-9922 or contact us via e-mail. As contingent fee attorneys, we work on motor vehicle accident cases without pay until justice is achieved. Only then do we get paid. If necessary, we will come to you wherever you are.