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Knowing what laws protect truck accident victims is important

Truck accidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families because they can result in catastrophic injuries and even death. As a result, truck accident victims and their families should be familiar with trucking regulations and also with legal resources available to them when they have been harmed.

Because commercial trucks vastly outsize passenger vehicles and other vehicles they share the roadways with, regulations are in place to help keep the public safe. Federal agencies that regulate the trucking industry to help ensure public safety include the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). When a truck driver or trucking company has violated a regulation and causes a truck accident, the violation may be evidence of negligence in a personal injury claim for damages.

To being with, there are licensing requirements for drivers and for trucks. In addition, there are rest requirements for drivers that must be followed and properly documented. Trucks must also be properly maintained for quality. Weight restrictions and regulations are also in place. Victims of truck accidents can suffer a variety of physical, financial and emotional damages following a truck accident that they require compensation for as they focus on the healing and recovery process.

A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Because of the devastating impact of truck accidents on the lives of victims, it is essential that they are familiar with the laws and legal options protecting them when they have suffered harm.

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