Make A Claim For A Truck Driver’s Negligent Behavior
On behalf of Lovett Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Getting into a truck accident can change your life in an instant. You may suffer a serious injury that takes years to recover from or a lifetime of care. Sometimes, these accidents result in fatalities, and that leaves you mourning the people you love.
When a truck accident happens as a result of a truck driver’s fatigue, you can make a claim against the driver for his negligence. Trucking regulations are in place to make sure drivers aren’t too tired when they’re behind the wheel, so they don’t cause accidents that would be otherwise avoidable.
The number of hours a truck driver can work is limited by law. If you see that the driver’s work log has been falsified or that the driver is working more than he’s supposed to, then it’s possible that you can make a claim against the driver and potentially his company as well. Your life has been impacted by someone’s negligence and total disregard for the safety of themselves and others. It’s important that this isn’t something that is let go; besides criminal charges that the police may wish to pursue, your claim will help you receive the compensation you need during this time of recovery.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates how much drivers can drive. The service hours have been regulated purposefully to reduce the number of accidents on the roads. If drivers or their companies are disregarding these regulations, it’s time to take a stand against them, so you can be fairly compensated. Our website has more information on the steps you can take to make a claim.