Trucking accident lawsuits involve a variety of elements which are different from car accident cases. For example, an extremely important piece of evidence in a trucking accident case is the driver's logs. Federal law requires truck drivers to record their driving data in a driver's log. In a trucking accident case, a thorough examination of the log is important. The driver's log may be used to show violations of federal hours-of-service regulations, illegal conduct and negligent conduct.
The training, education, experience, traffic violations, and mental and physical status of the truck driver are all elements that should be considered in determining whether the driver and trucking company were following federal and state regulations.
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