Commercial truck drivers, like airplane pilots, are always required to inspect their cargo and vehicles for safety before operating them and taking them to the road. If any safety hazards are identified, then they must first be noted and fixed before transporting any loads.
The FMCSA or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets regulations that govern the loading and inspection of commercial trucks. A truck driver must not only inspect the truck’s safety before driving it, but must also be responsible for the regular inspections of all commercial trucks.
Inadequate or poor inspection is a common cause of truck accidents in the United States. Routine inspections ensure that a truck’s systems and mechanical parts are in place and are well maintained, and that the truck will not be a hazard to the driver or other drivers and passengers on the road.
Regulations are also set in terms of inspection reports and various documents that need to be filled out. Reports, certificates, licenses and logs must all be available and updated for company investigation or roadside inspection. All trucking companies and their drivers must keep accurate documentation of their vehicles, cargo and drivers to prove their safe operation.
If you were involved in a truck accident that you suspect may have been caused by improper loading, inspection or maintenance, then it is important to consult with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. A capable attorney from The Grossman Law Firm should be able to protect your legal rights and help you understand your different options.
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Our legal team at The Grossman Law Firm can help you deal with the different parties involved in your accident, such as law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and trucking companies.
At The Grossman Law Firm, we have the experience and know-how to handle your semi truck accident case successfully. We have more than twenty years of experience with all forms of personal injury cases, including truck accidents and inadequate inspections. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients, and we will do our best to ensure that you also obtain monetary compensation that is full and fair.
We offer our legal services on a contingency basis. You will only pay us when we win your case and you are paid. To schedule a confidential and free case evaluation, call Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529.