What are the causes of trucking accidents?
When a semi-truck or tractor-trailer causes an accident, more often than not, an error or mistake by that truck driver is just the tip of the iceberg as to what really caused that accident. Was the driver tired or fatigued because he or she had been operating for more hours in that day or that week than they are permitted to by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? Was that truck driver filling out their log books properly and honestly reporting their hours of service? Was the trucking company properly monitoring and documenting the driver’s hours of service as they’re legally required to? So it’s important to understand all of these rules and regulations to be able to delve in and figure out what really happened here. Was this really just a driver making an error, or was there more going on here than meets the eye? And having an attorney who understands that is the most important thing for a successful result in any trucking case.