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Covington Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

Every year, n??rl? 500,000 l?rg? tru?k? (tr??t?r-tr??l?r? ?r ???m???) ?r? ?nv?lv?d ?n traffic ????d?nt? ?n th? Un?t?d States. A??r?x?m?t?l? 5,000 ?f these accidents ?nv?lv?ng ??m?-tr??l?r tru?k? result in f?t?l?t???. In f??t, ?n? out of every eight tr?ff?? f?t?l?t??? ?? ??u??d b? a ??ll????n with a l?rg? truck. Not ?ur?r???ngl?, m??t ?f the deaths ?nd ?njur??? ?nv?lv? the passengers ?f the v?h??l?? ?tru?k by tr??t?r-tr??l?r?. Tru?k drivers typically ?????? unscathed. Th? F?d?r?l g?v?rnm?nt r??u?r?? tractor- trailer and ?th?r l?rg? tru?k operators t? ??qu?r? a commercial dr?v?r? l???n?? ?nd und?rg? limited drug and ?l??h?l t??t?ng. However, many tru?k ??f?t? advocates qu??t??n th? ?ff??t?v?n??? of th? licensing ?nd testing ?r?gr?m. A more pressing matter, according to safety experts, ?? tru?k dr?v?r fatigue. Rul?? ?m?l?m?nt?d b? Th? U.S. D???rtm?nt of Transportation?s F?d?r?l Motor C?rr??r Safety Administration (FMCSA) allow dr?v?r? t? dr?v? 11 h?ur? ?ft?r ten ??n???ut?v? hours off-duty. Also, dr?v?r? m?? n?t dr?v? ?ft?r the 14th hour after ??m?ng ?n-dut?, f?ll?w?ng 10 h?ur? off-duty. Similar to ?x??t?ng rul??, dr?v?r? may not drive ?ft?r being ?n duty for 60 h?ur? in a ??v?n-??n???ut?v?-d?? period or 70 h?ur? in ?n eight-consecutive-day period. Th?? ?n-dut? ???l? m?? b? restarted whenever a driver takes ?t l???t 34 ??n???ut?v? h?ur? ?ff-dut?. A???rd?ng to the FMCSA, th?r? were 3,921 f?t?l?t??? ?nd 104,000 ????l? ?njur?d ?n l?rg? tru?k ?r??h?? ?n 2012. In the U.S., 333,000 large trucks w?r? ?nv?lv?d ?n tr?ff?? ?r??h?? dur?ng 2012. The ?urr?nt rul? ?ll?w? 10 h?ur? ?f dr?v?ng within a 15-h?ur ?n-dut? period ?ft?r ??ght h?ur? of ?ff-dut? time.

Al??, drivers may n?t dr?v? after th??r 15th h?ur ?n dut? in a w?rkd?? ?r after 60 h?ur? on-duty ?n ??v?n consecutive d??? ?r 70 h?ur? on-duty ?n ??ght ??n???ut?v? days. W?th th? pressure to deliver their l??d?, drivers often ??nt?nu? wh?n ?rud?n?? ?ugg??t? otherwise, thereby br??k?ng l?w? ?nd ?utt?ng th?m??lv?? ?nd ?th?r r??d- u??r? at r??k. In a 2014 US DOT ?urv??, 34% of l?ng-h?ul tru?k dr?v?r? ?dm?tt?d to falling ??l??? at the wheel. If the dr?v?r or his ?m?l???r;

  • F??l?d t? install bl?nd-???t mirrors
  • Had d?f??t?v? br?k??
  • Dr?v? w?th t?r?? in ???r condition
  • C?rr??d v?r??bl? loads
  • Dr?v? und?r ?nflu?n?? ?f drug? or ?l??h?l
  • W?? sleep-deprived

In all ?????, w? hold ????unt?bl? ?n? ??r??n ?r business that ??ntr?but?d t? ??ur ?njur?, ?n?lud?ng th? tru?k?ng company, the ?wn?r of th? trailer, the shipper. If ??u have b??n injured, ?r a loved one h?? b??n k?ll?d in ?n accident ?nv?lv?ng a tr??t?r- tr??l?r ?r other large truck, ?t ?? important t? ??n??d?r your l?g?l ??t??n?. Many truckers are ?m?l???d b? large ??r??r?t??n? th?t m?? ?ut delivery ?f th??r g??d? ahead of ??ur safety.

T? learn more ?b?ut ??ur rights, ??n?ult th? truck accident lawyers ?t Th? Pulliam L?w Group ?t 770-385-1234, or f?ll ?ut our online f?rm.

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