Most people in Georgia aren’t immediately wary of the intentions of other people. The vast majority of people probably give other people the benefit of the doubt, trusting that they mean what they say and will do what they say they will do. Unfortunately, there are always exceptions that can make the rest of us less trusting. For instance, in some truck accidents, the truck company may have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Any of our readers who are familiar with previous posts about truck accidents here know that truck drivers and truck companies are subject to rigorous federal regulations. In many truck accidents, the ensuing investigation may reveal that the truck driver or truck company involved was actually in violation of some of those regulations. In particular, truck drivers are required to keep logs of the times that they are operating their vehicles. This is because federal regulations dictate strict guidelines as to how often truck drivers need to take breaks and how many hours in a row they can drive. When those logs are not accurate or, even worse, when they have been manipulated, the truck company can face some stiff penalties.
The average person who has been injured in a truck accident may not think about these tricks, but there is actually a good chance that some type of federal regulation has been violated when a semi-truck is involved in an accident. If there was willful conduct behind the violations, the truck driver and the truck company could be in big trouble.
At our law firm, we attempt to work with our clients to make sure that every angle of the truck accident is examined. Violating federal trucking regulations isn’t always a factor in truck accidents, but when it is it needs to be discovered. For more information, please visit the truck accident overview section of our law firm’s website.