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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.

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  • The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family.

    “The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family. It's not something I wanted to have to go through in general but Brandon made it a very easy process! Definitely recommend to others!”

    Michael S.

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    “My daughters and I were hit from behind from a major grocery store's truck. The man admitted he was on the phone, and then tried to lie.”

    Claudine P.

  • Evan and team really took care of me a Daspit

    “Evan and team really took care of me a Daspit Law! I had zero idea what I was getting into. Thankfully Evan sat down with me and went over everything in detail. He made everything so easy! I will be recommending Daspit Law firm!”

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  • 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.

  • 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.