Truck drivers and the companies who employ them must follow strict federal and state rules that protect the public from the serious consequences of trucking accidents. When these parties put their own interests ahead of the safety of others by cutting corners, ignoring routine maintenance, or violating duty hours, they must be held accountable.
At the law office of Butler Prather LLP, we believe no one should have to pay the price for someone else’s mistakes. Our track record of success shows that we’re committed to helping every victim of a trucking accident achieve the best result possible.
A common cause of trucking accidents are commercial vehicle rules violations. In our years of practice, we’ve become adept at recognizing these violations and the role they play in accidents involving commercial vehicles
Trucking companies and the drivers they employ must follow the rules for interstate travel set forth by the FMCSA. Georgia has its own regulations for intrastate travel, which essentially mirror those set by the FMCSA. These rules are designed to set clear expectations for the trucking industry to keep the general public safe from harm.
The rules themselves are detailed and would be impossible to summarize in just one page. In our years of practice, however, we find that many trucking accidents arising from commercial vehicle violations involve one of the following:
Our team of attorneys is experienced in collecting and preserving evidence related to trucking incidents. If your trucking accident was the result of a commercial vehicle violation, we may be able to collect not only full compensation for your injuries, but punitive damages as well.
Truckers and the companies who employ them must exercise care when it comes to the operation and maintenance of their vehicles. If you sustained a serious or debilitating injury in an accident with a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle, contact our Atlanta truck accident attorneys for a free initial consultation. Let us investigate your accident and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.