Cell Phone Use By Truck Drivers
Under the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules tractor trailer drivers can no longer use cell phones while operating their vehicles. When involved in a tractor trailer collision, it is often beneficial to obtain all of the truck driver's cell phone records to determine if he violated any FMCSA regulations by using his cell phone while driving. The use of a cell phone by a truck driver while operating a tractor trailer, in some cases, can be the main cause of the collision.
Tractor trailers can cause devastating injuries to victims in smaller vehicles. The use of information from electronic devices and cell phone records can help to prove negligence and liability against the truck driver and trucking company. In particular, whether it was negligence on the part of the driver or on the part of the trucking company that caused the collision and injuries in the first place.
The services of an experienced personal injury lawyer in handling claims for negligence against truck drivers and trucking companies is necessary to insure that you and your family receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled. If a loved one died in the accident, your attorney needs to be knowledgeable and well-versed in handling truck collision cases of all kinds.
Karns & Kerrison offers a free consultation and charges no fee unless they are successful. Their experience in handling cases against negligent truck drivers and trucking companies is extensive and they are leaders in the field of representation for truck collision and tractor trailer accident victims and their families. Contact them now at any one of their easy to reach Rhode Island locations for a free consultation or more information.