18 Wheeler Accidents and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)

pink road sign stating "wreck ahead" implying there may be an 18 wheeler accident aheadAfter 18 wheeler accidents, it is important for victims to understand Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Most commercial trucks in and around El Paso have to comply with these federal rules. If a trucker or trucking company hasn’t followed federal guidelines, that can result in large injury claims. Victims in a truck accident have to specifically prove negligence in order to receive compensation. However, a violation of safety rules is grounds for automatic presumption of negligence.  At the Aranda Law Firm, we can help you determine any FMCSR violations and explain what they mean for your claim.

FMCSRs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Federal laws are in place to help motor carriers avoid accidents. In order to ensure law enforcement, the laws limit drive and on duty time for truckers. This includes logging hours to reinforce maximum drive times. The rules also set guidelines for truck maintenance and for loading and balancing loads. All of these laws aim to stop collisions from happening. FMCSRs also require trucking companies to have a minimum of $750,000 in liability coverage. In addition, in the event of HAZMAT or dangerous material transport, the minimum is $5 million in liability policy.  High minimum liability coverage can mean more money available for victims of 18 wheeler accidents.

How an Attorney Helps After 18 Wheeler Accidents18 wheeler accident aftermath of a ruined trailer of an 18 wheeler

The Aranda Law Firm can help victims of 18 wheeler accidents in the El Paso area. We can also help in cases of wrongful death involving truck accidents. We help conduct investigations, and assist in determining federal rule violations. We’ll then help you with negotiating out-of-court settlements or represent you in court to get the compensation you deserve.

Getting Help After 18 Wheeler Accidents

Do not wait to find legal help after 18 wheeler accidents. The earlier we can start putting together your case, the better. Aranda Law Firm is here to provide you with representation at every step of the way. Contact us today so we can start working for you.