An accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle is frightening. To minimize the number of truck accidents, trucking companies are required to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations regarding their equipment and driver hours of service. Despite these regulations, driver fatigue remains a common problem among truck and commercial vehicle drivers, contributing to the unsettling volume of fatal accidents across the country.
When we carefully examine records after an accident, they often show serious violations of the safety regulations specifically put in place for truckers. However, trucking companies are only required to maintain their records for six months. This means that without obtaining those records before they are destroyed, the injured person has a much more difficult time proving the trucking company’s negligence. At the Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine, we handle these cases confidently and with full knowledge of commercial vehicle regulations at the state and federal levels.