Common Legal Violations That Can Lead To Trucking Accidents

After a serious truck accident, it is important to look to the cause of the accident to determine who is at fault. In far too many cases, it is the truck driver or trucking company committing some kind of legal violation that leads to the accident. There are strict laws and regulations in place to prevent accidents, and when truck drivers and trucking companies break these laws, the likelihood of serious accidents increases for all the other drivers on the road.

At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, our lawyers are here to help. If you have been in a serious truck accident in the Oklahoma City area or anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, we can help you find the answers you seek and the compensation you deserve. We will walk you through every step of your case to make sure you get the best compensation award available.

Common legal violations that result in serious accidents include:

  • Logbook violations: Trucking companies and drivers have to keep thorough logbooks keeping track of things like miles, hours, load weights and vehicle maintenance records. After an accident, we can look at these logbooks to find any discrepancies.
  • Improper hiring: Too many trucking companies hire drivers with histories of alcohol and drug problems, spotty driving records, and criminal histories.
  • Drunk driving: Although truckers have a unique responsibility on the road, they are not immune from the temptation to drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Driving too many hours: Drivers are under intense pressure to meet their deadlines, so many of them drive far too many hours at a time, even when exhausted.
  • Reckless driving: In most cases, trucking accidents result from truckers simply driving too fast for conditions, resulting in serious accidents.

By uncovering instances of legal violations that lead to truck accidents, our attorneys can build a strong, winning case on your behalf. We will find the source of compensation to help you cover medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

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