Laws Truck Drivers Must Follow
TRACTOR-TRAILER SAFETY: OHIO LAWS
Federal and state laws control how truckers must act on the loading dock and on the road. When truckers break these laws, they can cause serious injuries to others who share the road with them. At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, we hold trucking companies accountable for the harm they cause, sending a clear message that they are not above the law.
WHAT TRUCKERS LEGALLY CANNOT DO
Our attorneys and expert consultants have worked extensively with victims of truck accidents. We have a clear understanding of the laws that apply to the trucking industry.
Prohibited by truckers and trucking companies:
- Driving while under the influence of mind-altering substances.
- Altering log books.
- Failure to take proper rest between shifts.
- Driving for too long without a break.
- Failure to follow speed limits, traffic signs and other rules of the road.
- Failure to properly secure loads and heavy equipment.
- Transporting hazardous chemicals to prohibited areas.
WITH INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS, THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES
You only have one chance to settle with a trucking company’s insurance company. Even if you discover later that the claim was insufficient, you can’t resubmit the claim. That’s why it’s especially important to work with a law firm that knows how to get the best possible settlement. Our experience allows us to identify reasonable settlement offers, and we urge our clients to settle for nothing less.
OUR RECORD OF SUCCESS
Over the years, we have achieved a record of success, including jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars. If you have any questions, call the legal team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith.