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Trucking Company Regulations and Negligence


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1/23/2011
Jason Schultz
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Injuries involving a truck accident in Georgia can be catastrophic. Since a car is no match to such a large vehicle, you may have suffered life-threatening injuries. This may entitle you to receive compensation not only for the truck driver's negligence but for the trucking company's carelessness, as well.

With the help of a Peachtree City personal injury lawyer, you can determine your legal options and pursue your Georgia personal injury claim. A Peachtree City personal injury lawyer will work hard to help you fight for what is fair in your claim.

Trucking companies have regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
When these regulations are violated, the trucking company may be found negligent. 

Some of the regulations trucking companies must follow include:
 

  • length, width and weight limitations;
  • alcohol and drug testing programs;
  • commercial motor carrier safety assistance programs;
  • compatibility of state laws;
  • special training requirements;
  • hours of service for drivers;
  • necessary parts and accessories for safe operation; and
  • commercial driver's license standards (requirements and penalties).  


These are just some of the regulations mandated by FMCSA with which trucking companies must comply. If they don't an accident in Georgia results, the trucking company may be found negligent. A Peachtree City personal injury lawyer can help you proceed with the filing of your Georgia personal injury claim.

Contacting a Peachtree City Personal Injury Lawyer 

As the victim of an accident in Georgia, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.



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