In regards to the professional driver, special attention must be paid to the medical and legal aspects of fatigue, sleep apnea, distractive driving, and examination of the onboard electronics, including recording devices, cell phones, log books, and pre and post trip inspections.
There are many special rules particular to interstate trucking cases such as dispatch and routing schedules, load procurement and safety issues, and hours of service rules and regulations. Also, it is very important to look to the service and maintenance of the truck and trailer, particularly the maintenance schedule, ownership and lease agreements, broker/shipper liability, etc.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are the first step to determine if there have been any violations by the owner/employer and/or driver. You must examine violations of state laws, unsafe company practices, and any violations of industry standards.
At Simon Law Group we have the qualified experts with the education, experience, and training to investigate interstate trucking cases. We encourage you to contact our Phoenix truck accident lawyer who can advise you on the necessary steps to take following an accident.