Federal and Texas Trucking Regulations

Strict trucking regulations make 18-wheeler accidents different from passenger car accidents from a legal perspective. They include both federal and Texas trucking regulations, which involve much higher safety standards and require higher amounts of insurance coverage due to the potential for life-altering and fatal injuries when heavy trucks collide with passenger cars and trucks.

If you have been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, attorney representation is critical. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable in the particulars of federal and Texas trucking regulations to aggressively protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation.

  • You need an attorney who has fought major trucking companies and insurance companies and won.
  • You need representation from a team that can counter the aggressive tactics used by defense teams to minimize the value of your case.

Please call Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers in Texas City at 409-359-4865. We offer free consultations with one of our experienced lawyers, and we serve victims and their families throughout Greater Houston.

The Importance of a Thorough Investigation

Trucking companies and their drivers must follow strict state and federal trucking regulations that govern driving hours logbooks, time sheets and other criteria such as:

  • Commercial vehicle licensing
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Safety and maintenance inspections
  • Hiring practices
  • Driver medical exams
  • Insurance coverage

A meticulous investigation is very important immediately following a semi truck accident due to the enhanced regulations placed on the industry. Our attorneys will document evidence collected at the accident scene, where the vehicle's contents were loaded, where vehicle maintenance occurred and at the offices of the company that owns and operates the truck.

As time goes on, critical evidence disappears, so quick action is essential. Your lawyer will need to immediately collect evidence following the accident to hold the negligent truck driver and company accountable for the injuries they have caused.

Please contact us at 409-359-4865 to speak with an attorney today.