Did A Trucking Safety Violation Cause An Accident?
The trucking industry is regulated in part by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). When trucking companies and drivers do not follow these regulations, they put other drivers and passengers at risk for injury or death.
Attorney Jerry D. Andrews has the experience and skill to fight the trucking company and its insurance carrier for you. If you have been injured or lost a family member in an accident involving a truck, our law firm can provide the legal counsel you need to recover compensation. Mr. Andrews is board certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is considered an expert in personal injury, and will work hard to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
We Will Determine What Caused The Accident
FMCSA violations cover a broad range of issues and may include:
- Failure to perform safety inspections and maintain safe vehicles
- Failure to ensure brakes are in good condition
- Failure to load trucks properly
- Failure to hold drivers to hours limitations
- Failure to hire qualified drivers
Investigating the details of any motor vehicle crash is an important part of trucking accident cases. It is critical to get access to the truck’s “black box,” which records the vehicle’s speed and additional information. We may also work with an accident reconstruction expert to determine the cause of the crash.
In addition to investigating the truck and the trucking company, we will look for evidence of driver negligence. This may include reviewing any drug or alcohol tests the driver took.