In Virginia, there are many laws and rules governing what you can and can’t do on the road when you’re operating a motor vehicle. But those rules are created by the state legislature and enforced by state troopers and local law enforcement officers.
However, the trucking industry is different. In addition to state and local laws and ordinances, people involved in the trucking industry also must abide by federal regulations. Those regulations are created and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This organization is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and its mission is to improve the safety of big trucks and everyone who shares the road with them.
That means that when a crash occurs, there is much more evidence to sift through and more facts to check when determining negligence. In addition to things like speeding, driving under the influence, or following too closely, it’s also important to find out if the driver violated rest requirements, if the truck was overloaded, or if maintenance schedules weren’t followed.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident, it’s absolutely vital that you get an experienced Roanoke truck accident lawyer on your side right away. Without the help of a law firm that knows truck accident claims, there’s a good chance that important facts and evidence will be missed, and that means you may either miss out on the money you’re owed or get far less than what you deserve.
Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation. It’s our goal to help you get maximum compensation for your truck accident injuries.