Tractor trailers are the biggest vehicles on Texas roads today. Unfortunately thousands of accidents involving trucks happen every year. Many of which could have been prevented had the trucks and truck drivers involved been in compliance with federal trucking regulations.
At McEwen & Kestner, our experienced attorneys keep all state and federal trucking regulations in mind when reviewing and investigating your case. For example; finding evidence that the truck driver involved in the accident had been driving for longer than the allowed 11 hours or had not had at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before beginning to drive on the day of the accident can significantly impact your financial recovery.
If we find the truck driver, the truck owner or the truck was not in compliance with state and federal trucking regulations, we will seek punitive damages against the responsible party. Punitive damages are designed to punish those responsible for causing harm while compensatory damages compensate the injury victim for damages including lost wages, lost profits, current and future hospital bills , cost of home medical care, mental anguish, pain and suffering and more.
The federal trucking regulations that the trucking industry must abide by are extensive and can be confusing. The experienced truck accident attorneys at McEwen & Kestner can explain these regulations and how they may apply to your truck accident case.
Below are some of the most common federal trucking regulations used in truck accidents and the prosecution of negligent trucking companies