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Truck 18 Wheeler Accidents

Texas Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Guidelines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has various rules and stipulations for truck drivers and the companies that hire them; including the following:

  • Truck drivers must be properly trained.
  • Drivers must take proper rest breaks and they cannot drive over the limit of hours and miles set by the guidelines.
  • Vehicles must be properly maintained.
  • Loading restrictions must be followed exactly.
  • Truck drivers must observe a zero-tolerance policy for drug or alcohol use.
  • Trucking companies must not incentivize drivers to drive past the mile limitations enforced by the FMCSA.
  • Drivers cannot alter or change the mile log devices in their vehicles.

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Injury Victims by Our Victoria Attorneys

If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, it is important that you consult with our Victoria personal injury lawyers at The Daspit Law Firm. If the truck accident was caused by a driver or company that did not follow the FMCSA regulations, you may be entitled to compensation. These regulations are designed to protect drivers like you. Violations can lead to serious collisions and cause injury to other drivers.

Commercial trucks are much larger than conventional passenger vehicles. They can weigh 70,000 to 80,000 pounds, and extend over 70 feet in length. This is 3 times the length of the standard vehicle. Trucks like this have a more difficult time maneuvering and turning, take longer to stop, and have much larger blind spots or "no zones." In an accident however - due to the size and weight of the truck - individuals most likely to be injured or killed are the drivers and passengers of standard vehicles involved.

Take a stand for your future and for justice: Discuss your case with an attorney in a free case review when you call The Daspit Law Firm today.

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  • Top notch service! Never thought I would need a lawyer or did I want to deal with one.

    “Top notch service! Never thought I would need a lawyer or did I want to deal with one. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the service I received and the outcome was even better. Brandon was straight forward, helpful and successful! Thanks for all of your hard work!”

    Bryce H.

  • Life saver!

    “I had a horrible accident on the job last year and hired another attorney in town to help me get through all the medical bills and lost income.”

    Sampson R.

  • Thank you so much Daspit!!

    “Thank you so much Daspit!! You made the accident that I was in not so traumatizing. When I was hit by a person who was not from Houston and did not know downtown well he at first was sorry and admitted it was his fault until the cops showed up. From that point on I was in a panic until I entered your office and you guided me through.I recommend Daspit to anyone who wants to be treated with compassion and needs true guidance through the law.”

    Erica G.

  • What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm!

    “What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm! While on vacation a few months ago I had the misfortune of being hit from behind while driving back from Austin. I had several back and neck problems caused by the accident. After the insurance company of the driver did not cover my expenses only weeks after the accident I then called Daspit Law Firm. Best decision I ever made! They not only got all of my medical visits taken care of, but I also received extra for my time lost from my job! I will definitely recommend the team at the Daspit Law Firm.”

    Cara M.

  • Corey did a good job with everything from start to finish. I would definitely use Corey again!

    “Me and my little brother were recently in a car accident in midtown. My brother didn't get hurt but I wasn't as lucky.”

    Leslie N.