Helping Bay Area Victims Of Commercial Trucking Accidents

Trucking is a part of life in the Bay Area, especially because San Francisco is a major port for the United States and Northern California.

But because of the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, compared to other vehicles on the road, injuries and damages arising out of trucking accidents are often very severe.

Fortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set out some pretty distinct safety regulations to help minimize the amount of truck accidents that take place on the road.

A Summary Of Important Trucking Regulations

The main regulations drivers should know include:

  • Hours-of-service rules: Under these rules, certain truckers are limited to driving a maximum of 11 hours and working only 14 hours a day. Further, drivers must have 10 consecutive hours of rest before they are allowed to get behind the wheel again.
  • Maintenance and repair standards: This rule mandates that truckers maintain extensive vehicle maintenance and undergo vehicle repairs before driving on any roadway.
  • Weight limits: This rule limits the amount of weight cargo trucks can haul. Trucks can have a maximum gross weight of 80,000 pounds.
  • Alcohol and drug testing: Strict drug or alcohol testing is required for all CMV drivers. It is illegal for a driver to operate a vehicle with a BAC of .04 or above.

However, despite such hefty regulations to improve roadway safety, CMV drivers often violate these rules, causing major injuries to others on the roads.

Extensive Experience Handling Truck Accident Injury Cases

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our attorneys help injured parties recover compensation for injuries sustained from such negligent actions.

We understand that truck accidents necessitate entirely unique fact findings and discoveries, beginning with truck ownership, employee-contractor status, negligent hiring, log book infractions, sleep deprivation, drug issues and similarly directed inquiries.

Reconstructing Accidents Scenes

Although certain principles apply in reconstructing motor vehicle accidents, the reconstruction of trucking accidents requires its own expertise. Injuries from these accidents can be catastrophic.

At our law office, we have litigated trucking accidents leading to injuries as severe as paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia and death.

We possess the medical knowledge and experience necessary to retain the proper experts in areas of spinal cord injury, brain injury and even life planning for seriously injured victims.

Get The Help You Need. Call 415-513-4824 Today.

Call our firm today to speak with us about your accident and potential compensation available. At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we will pursue the best possible outcome for you and your situation.

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