Understanding Truck Safety in Texas
Many drivers on the roads get distracted. They can get distracted from talking on their phone, from sending text messages or simply from not paying attention to the road. Some drivers are paid to be on the road, such as a semi truck driver or 18-wheeler trucker. These drivers can become easily distracted because they are continuously on the road, where they become less alert and aware of their surroundings. If you have been injured in an accident involving a negligent truck driver, a lawyer at our firm is prepared to assist you. Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., is located in Dallas, Texas, and represents clients throughout Texas and New Mexico in personal injury claims, including truck wrecks, auto wrecks, gas line explosions, brain injury claims, burn injuries and more.
Our law firm has a distinguished reputation for excellence, integrity and honesty. Over the past 40 years, we have served the needs of Texas community members by providing individualized legal services that are tailored to meet our clients’ needs. We are attorneys who take a hands-on and assertive approach to handling our clients’ claims, and we work very hard to achieve a resolution that is in our clients’ best interests.
Texas Trucking Safety Laws — What Drivers Must Abide By
Truck drivers must follow certain safety rules when preparing their vehicles to go on the road. Many of these are governed by the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as the Texas DOT.
18-Wheeler Laws in Texas
- Weight restrictions for trucks
- Number of hours a driver can be on the road
- Hiring processes for drivers
- Restrictions and requirements for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs)
- Rest breaks for drivers
If an accident occurs and a safety regulation is violated, the company is then required to pay the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses. At our firm, we have significant experience in handling truck wreck claims, and we are highly familiar with the regulations that truckers and companies must follow. We know how to evaluate claims in a timely manner so evidence can be preserved and how to create an effective strategy for the courtroom. Choose Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., for your legal needs.
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