Trucking Company Regulations And Truck Wrecks
Scene: Trucking Company Offices Inside An Ivory Tower
Trucking Company Executive 1: “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More like National Highway Rules Nobody Cares About Administration.”
Trucking Company Executive 2: “Yeah. Rules, schedules!”
Trucking Company Executive 1: “These “safety regulations” are nothing more than a waste of time that gets in the way of our profits.”
Trucking Company Executive 2: “Let’s ignore them and go back to counting our money. What could possibly go wrong?”
What Could Go Wrong? Plenty Could Go Wrong.
When safety regulations are shirked by truck drivers and trucking companies, accidents and injuries are not far behind. Even worse is the fact that innocent drivers and passengers are often the victims, left to bear the financial, physical, and emotional burden after a truck wreck turns its life upside down.
You should not be left to bear the burden alone if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a trucking accident. That’s where your advocates at Roberts & Harris come into the picture. We have devoted our careers to fighting the large insurance companies who seek to prey on the victims of trucking accidents in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. We fight to hold negligent drivers and trucking companies accountable for the damage they leave behind, vigorously pursuing financial compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering lost earnings and more.
The Importance Of NHTSA Requirements
The NHTSA keeps a safety record for every trucking company in the United States so they are able to take action against those who violate federal transportation safety regulations. The connection between violations and accidents is clear. When trucking companies and their drivers fail to follow the rules that govern rest requirements, truck maintenance, and hiring practices, innocent people pay the price in the form of catastrophic injuries and deaths on our nation’s highways.
It is clear how important it is for truckers and trucking companies to abide by NHTSA regulations. It’s just as important for the NHTSA to implement new, innovative regulations to keep up with the pace of available safety technology. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended mandatory crash avoidance systems for large trucks for decades now, but the NHTSA has been slow to act. Such systems could compensate for human error and truck driver impairment, including drowsy truckers who are driving in violation of rest requirements. At Roberts & Harris, we’re for anything that can reduce crashes in North Carolina and keep people safe.
It’s Your Pain. You Deserve More
Personal injury compensation is about making sure you have the resources you need to recover physically, emotionally, and psychologically after an accident. You’ve suffered enough at the hands of negligent drivers and trucking companies. You can count on us to make sure you are not injured a second time by the insurance companies. Contact us anytime for a free consultation.