Truck drivers have one of the most grueling jobs possible, specifically due to the exhaustive nature of being behind the wheel for extended hours at a time. Additionally, truck drivers travel long distances in often demanding conditions such as adverse weather or heavy traffic. While there are specific regulations put in place to protect truck drivers as well as all others on the road, these regulations may be violated in the hopes of generating more financial gain.
The following are the main regulations that are often ignored or violated, including but not limited to:
- Commercial driver license regulations, such as breaks, sick time, vacation, overtime, etc.
- Improper truck maintenance, resulting in dangerous repercussions
- Transportation of hazardous materials without proper protection or warning
These infringements are often referred to the “cost of doing business”, as trucking companies put countless lives at risk in the name of profit. These shortcuts endanger the lives of all people on the road, though they are not easy to catch as these practices are encouraged. However, if a company is caught cutting corners, it can result in a number of severe and expensive consequences. Our legal team will fight to hold the necessary parties liable for their illegal activity.
Contact Our Reno Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a trucking violation, we at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. want to help. Our Reno truck accident lawyers feel a sincere sense of dedication to ensuring our clients are taken care of until their case is resolved. Whether you need compensation for any costly medical bills, loss of work or wages, or emotional distress in the form of pain and suffering, we have the resources necessary to help.
To speak to one of our trusted and compassionate Reno lawyers, don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling (775) 284-8888.