Bethlehem Trucking Law Lawyers
The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates the commercial trucking industry through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and covers the topics of driver, company and vehicle regulations. These regulations can be incredibly complex, which is why it is important to hire an attorney who has experience pursuing 18-wheeler accident claims against truck drivers and trucking companies.
At Cohen, Feeley, Altemose, Margolis & Rambo, we represent individuals injured in car and truck collisions throughout Pennsylvania. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about federal and Pennsylvania laws regarding truck accidents. We know how to pursue these claims and how to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Investigating Whether the Truck Driver Followed All Regulations
Drivers are highly regulated within the trucking industry. From the number of hours that a driver can drive within any given period, to how a driver logs and pays for transportation charges, truck drivers must meet all state and federal standards. Our will thoroughly investigate a driver's actions or inaction to determine if log book violations, driver negligence, alcohol use or other negligence contributed to your accident.
A truck driver may not be the only cause of an 18-wheeler accident. Other causes of an accident may include vehicle regulation violations, including overloaded trucks and insufficient maintenance. It may also result from hiring inexperienced or unqualified drivers.
Understand Truck Accident Regulations in Pennsylvania
After a truck accident in Pennsylvania, it is important that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Call our office in Bethlehem or in Allentown toll free at 888-854-6895 to schedule a free consultation.