I often get asked by lawyers "where do you find the rules of the road and basic safety standards" for your cases?
There are lots of sources for these rules, which are easy to find if you work in the industry, harder to find if you are on the outside and unfamiliar with the trucking industry. Nonetheless the federal government has done a good job covering the basics in its ACCIDENT PREVENTION MANUAL. The manual covers the basic types of wrecks and the federal motor carrier safety regulations (FMCSR) that were violated in causing the wreck. It is free for download or copies can be ordered for a nominal fee.
The Truck Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Morgan Adams concentrate in protecting the rights of those who were seriously injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a commercial truck or bus. Our lawyers are based in Tennessee, but serve clients throughout the nation. If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt by a careless driver, don’t sign anything the trucking company gives you — contact us as soon as possible at 800-580-4878 or by email to learn more at a free, confidential consultation.