- February 28, 2013
- In auto Accidents
Every driver has certain responsibilities to ensure the safe operation of their vehicle and prevent accidents on the road. Truck drivers and tractor-trailer drivers have even more strict duties and responsibilities under California and federal laws.
If you were involved in an accident with a negligent truck driver, you should contact an Orange County truck accident lawyer to protect your legal rights and help you recover just compensation for your injuries and damages.
Understanding California’s Semi Truck Regulations
Semi truck laws and regulations are usually based upon California and United States codes and statutory laws specifically relating to trucks, which includes 18-wheeler trucks. Many of these laws are promulgated by the Department of Transportation, Public Utilities Commission and Department of Homeland Security.
These trucking laws and regulations determine how much a fully laden commercial truck should weigh, who may drive semi trucks on the roads, how many hours the truck driver can operate before pulling over for a nap, and the type of training a driver must have prior to operating a truck.
When these trucking laws are violated by a commercial trucking company or truck operator, injured victims should seek the assistance of an Orange County truck accident lawyer who specializes in this particular field of law. Generally, the violations of these regulations are the legal cause of the accidents themselves.
We Can Help
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we have litigated many complex and difficult truck-caused personal injuries over the years. We work hard to get you the maximum compensation under the law for the personal injuries and property damages you have suffered.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck or tractor-trailer accident, call our offices at (888) 848-5084 to schedule a complimentary consultation with an Orange County truck accident lawyer to discuss your valid claims.
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