Also, most tractor trailers are equipped with an engine control module that stores valuable data such as the speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident. This data must be preserved, if you wait too long and the data may be lost forever. Our firm teams up with experts to analyze and interpret the data. It is also important to obtain any information related to the drivers hours of service – sometimes court orders are necessary. There are manual logs as well as GPS devices that can help you determine if a driver was driving longer than he should have been. The FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations) limit the amount of time a driver can continuously operate an 18 wheeler. According to the United States Department of Labor, driver fatigue is a primary factor in 4.5% of fatal truck accidents and is a secondary factor in an additional 10.5% of such crashes.
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This is just a few of the important items when handling a trucking case. In sum, handling a tractor trailer injury claim is more challenging and requires certain experience. Please do not hesitate to call our office to speak with an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney today.