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Each year, thousands of injuries and deaths take place involving large trucks. In crashes involving passenger vehicles and big rigs, 98% of the deaths occurred to individuals in the smaller vehicles. Many regulatory entities are established to ensure that trucks abide by proper standards of care to others on the road. The following parties establish standards and oversee safety of commercial vehicles:

  • Virginia State officials
  • The Federal Highway Administration
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National licenses have been required for the operation of commercial vehicles. Even with the high number of regulations and oversight, many truck accidents are caused by negligence of either the driver or the trucking company.

Frequent Causes of Truck Accidents

Many truck drivers spend extensive hours driving along roads and highways. With the long amounts of time spent on the road, driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Under federal laws regarding hours-of-service regulations, interstate commercial drivers cannot drive more than 10 hours at a time or drive after working 15 hours until they have received an 8-hour break. Additionally, commercial drivers are limited to 60 driving hours in a 7-day period or 70 hours in a 7-day period. Another common cause of truck accidents is drug abuse by the truck driver. Additional common causes of truck accidents associated with negligence include:

- Texting
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- Worn out tires
- Improper loads
- Sleep deprived
- Excessive speeding
- Lack of maintenance
- Hazardous materials
- Defective equipment
- Psychological issues
- Untrained or unlicensed
- Drugs, alcohol, medications

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If any commercial truck law is violated and that violation results in a serious accident, the victim can pursue compensation for his or her injuries. At Larry King Law, our Newport News personal injury attorney can fight on your behalf for just compensation. With almost 40 years of legal experience, you can trust your case into our lawyer's hands. Contact our firm today for the legal guidance you need!

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We are centrally located to all cities and counties comprising metropolitan southeastern Virginia. This includes, in part, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, York County, James City County, Gloucester County, Mathews County, Newport News, Surry, West Point, Suffolk, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, New Kent County, and Williamsburg. We have handled cases throughout Virginia.