Safety Rules for Preventing Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is a division of the United States Department of Transportation, is the reviewing body for the trucking industry. The purpose of the FMCSA is to make U.S. highways safer for truckers, buses and other motor vehicles, including large trucks and cars.
FMSCA has published a pamphlet entitled, “A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety”. The guide produced by FMCSA speaks to the defensive driving strategies of truckers. Defensive driving can reduce truck accidents and motor carrier accidents and deaths. Commercial truckers are required to undergo special training in the operation of their vehicles. Many operate 18-wheeler trucks. The better trained drivers are experienced and equipped to react quickly to emergency situations on the roadways. Those drivers who are properly trained have a better chance of avoiding trucking accidents, all to save injuries and death to themselves and others.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling trucking accident cases for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas. Our lawyers are well-versed in the nuances of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and all aspects of trucking operations on U.S. Highways.
Kreisman Law Offices’ lawyers have handled a large number of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving 18-wheeler truck accidents around the country. Often times these accidents are preventable. Many of the trucking accident cases involve truck driver fatigue, lack of attention to road conditions and weather, driving too fast for conditions and choosing not to follow correct safety regulations.
Our law firm handled a trucking accident that involved a preventable crash. The trucker had stopped his vehicle partially on the roadway without the proper safety triangles in place and also did not engage the flashers on his tractor-trailer. The truck driver’s failure to abide by the FMCSA safety requirements was the cause of this high speed crash that led to our client’s serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may have a personal injury claim. Please call Chicago Injury Lawyer Robert Kreisman 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or fill out our contact form online. We are here to assist you and your family so that responsible parties are held accountable for the injuries or the death of the individuals that were injured in truck accidents. We have more than 40 years of experience in handling truck accident injury cases. With our many years of experience in trying and settling truck accident cases in Illinois and around the country, we have the no-how to best handle your case. Our service to our clients is unmatched.