FREE CONSULTATION FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Being aware of the difference between interstate and intrastate trucks is important if you have been involved in a truck accident here in Florida. The truck accident attorneys at Madalon Law know Florida law, as well as the rules and regulations for intrastate trucking. If you have been involved in an accident, or simply have questions pertaining to an incident, contact the Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys of Madalon Law today for your free consultation and we will gladly answer your questions.
KNOWING THE LAWS THAT GOVERN TRUCK DRIVERS IN FLORIDA CAN BE BENEFICIAL
Large trucks that travel over different state lines, or ‘Interstate Trucks’ as they are called, are regulated by the federal government agency, Department of Transportation. This is different for those trucks that travel exclusively within Florida. These trucks are known as ‘Intrastate Trucks’.
The rules for intrastate trucking in Florida are in place to regulate trucks, and their drivers, who drive within this state’s boundaries. With as many drivers on Florida roadways as there are, it is important that these rules and regulations are implemented and followed in order to keep everyone safe.
TRUCKS REGULATED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA
When people hear the phrase truck accident, they commonly associate big 18 wheeler semi-trucks to the collision. The fact of the matter is that there are a variety of large trucks which must obey Florida’s intrastate trucking rules and regulations. Some of these trucks include:
- Fire Department Trucks
- County Buses / School Buses
- Trash Collection Trucks
- Construction Trucks (Cement, Dump, Flatbed, etc.)
- Trucks Transporting Gasoline
- Commercial Trucks
In many truck accident cases, large corporations are the owners of the vehicle. It can be extremely difficult to successfully win a personal injury claim against them and their powerful attorneys without proper legal representation of your own. Madalon Law has experienced personal injury attorneys who do not back down from intimidation tactics of these large companies.
WHEN TRUCK DRIVERS DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES
There has been an increase through the years, nationally, in the number of death-related truck accidents. Far too often here in Florida, truck drivers and the companies they work for, do not see the necessity of following intrastate trucking rules and regulations. Certain things that are violated on a frequent basis include:
- Exceeding Time Limit on the Road Allowed by a Driver
- Improper Weight Limit of the Truck
- Excessive Speeding
- Wrong Lane Use
- Traveling at an Unsafe Distance from another Vehicle
These violations can cause serious injury to another driver on the road.
INTRASTATE TRUCKING RULES AND YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
It is sad to say, but there are trucking companies who have a greater focus on earning money than they do the safety of other drivers on the road. Encouragement of drivers to get places quicker can create a dangerous sense of urgency within a truck driver. While not emphasizing the need of drivers to obey certain intrastate trucking rules and regulations can be extremely hazardous for many people, there are certain regulations that most truckers and trucking companies follow, including:
- Registering the Truck with the State
- Carrying Proper Amount of Insurance
- Having Correct Commercial License to Operate the Truck
- Following Size of the Truck Requirements
- Undergoing Required Inspections of the Truck
Making sure that drivers on the road are safe should be everyone in Florida’s goal. If you have encountered an unsafe truck driver who caused you injury, Contact the Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys of Madalon Law today and find out how you can get the money that you deserve for your loss.