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Trucker's logs are key evidence in tractor trailer wrecks.

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Your attorney needs to get all of the trucker’s logs, if you are hurt in a crash where the big rig drivers was at fault. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets forth strict rules about keeping log books that apply to trucks and trucking companies.
As a law firm based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) we see many accidents with serious injures and often death involving semis. If you or your family has suffered an injury or wrongful death as a result of bad driving by a trucker, it’s important to hire a competent personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to enforce your rights and make sure that you get full and fair compensation.

Your attorney needs to get all of the trucker’s logs, if you are hurt in a crash where the big rig drivers was at fault. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets forth strict rules about keeping log books that apply to trucks and trucking companies.

Your attorney needs to get all of the trucker’s logs, if you are hurt in a crash where the big rig driver was at fault. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets forth strict rules about keeping log books that apply to trucks and trucking companies. The attorney for the person making the claim against the truck for bodily injury must get all copies of these log books as soon as possible, before the trucker or trucking company gets rid of any incriminating information in them. There are strict safety rules about the number of hours that truck drivers can drive per day and per week. However, the regulations on interstate truckers only require that these log books be kept for a certain period of time. The best lawyers who handle trucking accidents cases know that they must make request for the preservation of this data as soon as possible, so that if it is deliberated discarded by the trucking company they can be held responsible for failing to comply with the federal rules.

One of the main reasons that trucker have collisions with other vehicles is because of driver fatigue. The log books often show just how tired, or overworked, the person behind the wheel of that semi was when he had his wreck. Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC) have a lot of trucks moving through our states on the interstate highway particularly on the Interstates 95, 85, and 64. Likewise, the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel leading from our home city of Virginia Beach up to the Eastern Shore of Virginia (VA) and Maryland (MD) has many large trucks on it. Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) has a particularly high concentration of trucks as they pass through Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, Virginia (VA), on their way to the large international ports where container boxes are put onto ships for import and export purposes. As a law firm based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) we see many accidents with serious injures and often death involving semis. If you or your family has suffered an injury or wrongful death as a result of bad driving by a trucker, it’s important to hire a competent personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to enforce your rights and make sure that you get full and fair compensation.