In today’s society where everything is industrialized and globalized, movement of goods and services in local areas takes place with the help of trucks. In an industrial area like El Paso, trucks account for 40% to 50% of overall traffic on road with that figure going up during night time. With this many trucks on the road at the same time, truck related injuries are pretty common.
The government has added additional safety regulations for trucks operating on the road such as:
1. Weight Limit – Weight must be evenly distributed over the truck with weight limit of 80,000 pounds maximum.
2. Drivers’ Qualification – Drivers must have a clean record in the past and should have a commercial license.
3. Logbook – A logbook must be maintained by the driver with entries of driving and stoppage times. This is done generally to put a limit on driving time.
In spite of all these regulations and considering the fact that all drivers undergo a safety course from their perspective employers, fatalities caused by trucks are quite high and pretty serious due to the size of the vehicles. If you or any of your loved one had faced an injury due to trucks then there are certain rules by which you can demand for compensation. Once you feel better you should seek assistance of an attorney that has knowledge of truck related accidents. With the help of Harmonson Law Firm, P.C. the injured party can receive compensation for medical bills and other personal injuries caused by the truck accident. Visit the Harmonson Law Firm, P.C. website to find out how to protect your rights.