Truck Accidents - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Preventing Truck Accidents and Helping Those Injured in Truck Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry and large commercial vehicle industry including tractor trailer trucks and buses. These rules and regulations are instrumental in not only preventing truck accidents and commercial vehicle accidents, but also exist to assist those injured or the families of those that are killed in these accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rules and regulations governing hours of service of truck drivers and commercial vehicle drivers. There is a rule that bans handheld cell phone use by drivers of buses and large trucks. There are rules and regulations on loading trucks. There are rules and regulations regarding the physical examinations of truck drivers and commercial vehicle drivers. The National Registry of certified medical examiners handles these physical examinations. Effective May 21, 2014, all certified medical examiners must be on the National Registry database and drivers must obtain a medical examination from a certified examiner. Medical examiners that fail to maintain federal standards will be removed from the registry.
There are rules and regulations concerning electronic onboard recording devices on trucks and large commercial vehicles that record the performance or lack of performance of the vehicle. There are rules and regulations regarding preservation of these records, protection and storage of these records and retention of these records.
In short, all aspects of the operation of a truck or large commercial vehicle are governed by the rules and regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This information can be extremely important in showing what occurred during the crash and in protecting the rights of the injured victims and their families.
By showing a violation of these rules and regulations, injured victims and the families of deceased victims are better able to prove their injury claim against the truck driver, truck industry, or large commercial vehicle industry.
It is extremely important to obtain the services of a Rhode Island injury lawyer experienced in handling cases against trucking companies and large commercial vehicle companies who is familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regulations. For further information regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regulations visit their website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
Karns & Kerrison is experienced in handling injury cases against truck drivers and the trucking industry and large commercial vehicle drivers and industry. If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking industry, or large commercial vehicle driver or industry contact Karns & Kerrison now at (888) 281-3100 in Middletown and visit our website for more contact information.