Trucking Safety Regulations
Charleston Trucking Accident Attorney
Trucking companies and truck drivers are expected to adhere to strict trucking safety regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations apply to nearly every aspect of the trucking industry; from the acceptable amount of hours a trucker may operate the vehicle daily to mandatory regular vehicle inspections.
The law office of Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC represents individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence. To schedule a free initial consultation with a Charleston truck accident lawyer at Pierce | Sloan, call us at (843) 968-0886.
Truck Driver / Trucking Company Federal Regulations
The various state and federal laws that apply to the trucking industry are intended to increase safety on South Carolina roads and highways. Unfortunately, drivers and trucking companies do not always follow these regulations, putting innocent drivers at risk of suffering serious injuries in preventable accidents.
Some specific trucking safety regulations apply to:
- Alcohol and drug use and testing
- Number of hours a truck driver can drive each day
- Driver training and licensing
- Vehicle maintenance
- Load security and limitations on weight
- Transporting hazardous materials
We Take a Systematic Approach to Representation
Our Charleston personal injury lawyers are thoroughly familiar with all the rules and laws that apply in this area. We can thoroughly investigate your truck accident to determine any instances of negligence by the driver or trucking company. We are then prepared to help you proceed with filing a personal injury claim to cover all expenses associated with your accident. If you have lost a loved one or family member in a fatal truck accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim in South Carolina.
Contact a Charleston Accident Lawyer
Pierce | Sloan represents clients throughout the state of South Carolina, including clients in the Charleston, South Carolina area. To learn about your legal options if you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, contact our law office in Charleston or fill out a free case evaluation. Our number is (843) 968-0886.