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Everyone knows the rules of the road for drivers of cars, but not many people, and few lawyers, are skilled and knowledgeable in the rules that apply to truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations set the standard for trucking companies and truck drivers. The FMCSR are the trucker’s bible and are not part of the average car wreck attorney’s background and most jurors have no knowledge of the regulations.
Some of the most common causes of accidents involving trucks include poorly trained drivers, overloaded trucks, oversized trucks, poorly maintained brakes on trucks or trailers, inexperienced truck drivers, fatigued drivers, speeding, aggressive driving, driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs, and unsafe tires on trucks or trailers.