Our highways and roads are traveled daily by thousands of trucks of all sizes for various reasons. Many are 18 wheeled trucks with drivers that get very little sleep traveling great distances to meet their delivery or pickup deadlines. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, there are over 1000 daily accidents in Florida, with several of these vehicle accidents causing serious injuries. Unfortunately, truck collisions cause the most serious injuries and death do to the vehicles mere size and weight.
Previous posts have discussed how lawyers view and analyze car accident cases (mostly governed by state laws) differently from the truck accident cases (mostly governed by federal laws). Below are some of the relevant laws:
- Federal Highway Administrations – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations (also referred to as the trucker’s bible.
- Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations