June 30, 2014
Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog Truck Driver Negligence: 6 Ways Trucker Negligence Can Cause Accidents. Additional common forms of trucker negligence that often contribute to trucking collisions include:
5. Truckers’ Failure to Comply with Federal Trucking Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted a number of federal trucking regulations that are meant to reduce the risk of truck accidents. Among the various issues that these regulations cover include (but are not exclusively limited to):
- The necessary training truckers must have
- The essential permits and licenses, as well as insurance, that truckers must maintain
- The weight limits of trucks
- The proper ways to load and unload trucks
- The essential safety equipment that trucks must have
When truck drivers violate such federal trucking regulations in any way and such violations play a role in causing truck accidents, this form of negligence can be the basis of a lawsuit against the negligent trucker.
6. Truckers’ Failure to Obey Common Traffic Laws
In some truck accidents, a truck driver’s intentional decision to disobey traffic laws results in accidents. Specifically, this form of truck driver negligence can involve truckers:
- Failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to other drivers
- Going the wrong way on one-way streets
- Failing to use indicators before changing lanes or turning.
If truckers don’t comply with the basic traffic laws that all drivers must abide by and they end up causing accidents, victims can sue these drivers for their negligence.
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