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New Trucking Regulation: Reducing the Number of Truck Accidents and Re-Thinking Legal Responsibility

New trucking regulations reevaluate who is responsible after a truck accident.
 
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    KANSAS CITY, MO, March 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Truck accidents are a major cause of injuries (from light head, neck and back injury to brain injury, scarring and disfigurement, paralysis, loss of limbs, and death); much more dangerous than may be realized. Due to a truck's massive size and enormous weight and power, the slightest mistake by the driver poses a much greater risk to other motorists and pedestrians than other motor vehicle accidents. Further, truck accidents often occur on highways where speed limits are higher. The combination of high speeds and extreme weight contribute to the force of impact involved in a truck accident, which increases the likelihood of serious injury. Often, the responsibility for a truck accident falls on the driver him/herself, especially if he/she did not adhere to the regulations pertaining to limits on the number of hours worked consecutively. However, the trucking company for which the driver works has a critical responsibility to ensure that they hire qualified truck drivers and properly train and supervise them.

The truck driving industry, historically, has had many problems adhering to regulations that serve to prevent serious and catastrophic injuries and death as a result of truck accidents. Ultimately, the companies for which the truck drivers work are responsible for enforcing these rules and regulations in accordance with the law. Oftentimes, truck drivers are not given proper training and are pressured to work longer hours by their employers. Many truck drivers are working hard enough as it is to provide for their families, and the pressures placed on them by their employers give rise to extremely destructive and devastating truck accidents resulting in bodily injuries and death, most often of the driver of the car with which the truck collides.

An experienced and professional personal injury attorney will seek to hold trucking companies fully responsible for the part they play in causing truck accidents and the resulting personal injuries. It is our job as attorneys to hold accountable those who fail to comply with and assure compliance with laws enacted in order to help drivers on the road avoid accidents. We strive to zealously represent clients when they are injured at the hand of another's disregard for those laws, be it the driver, their employer or both.

If you or someone you know was injured in a truck accident or motor vehicle accident of any kind, it is advisable to contact an experienced truck accident attorney to discuss your legal options.

Experienced Kansas City personal injury law firm Adler & Manson have a commitment to those whose lives have been shattered by the carelessness of an individual, company or medical care provider.

Website: www.adlerandmanson.com.



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