St. Louis Trucking Laws Attorney
Truck companies moving freight over our nation's highways have a strict responsibility to adhere to provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1969, governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), established in 2000. The FMCSA is a detailed list of regulations designed to protect the driving public from safety violations that often lead to the most catastrophic accidents on our national roads and highways. Despite heavy regulations, violations of the FMSCA regulations result in more than 2,200 tow-away crashes involving large trucks on Missouri roads every year, with more than 1,500 people injured or killed.
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At Bley & Evans, LC, we take our responsibility to the legal profession seriously. Truck drivers and truck companies have a role to fill in our society and America is a better society because of them. But truck safety is not an issue that truck companies can brush under the rug. Regulations are in place for a good reason, and truck drivers and company executives know it. Violations such as excessive hours behind the wheel without sleep, alcohol and drug use while on the road and unsafe maintenance and loads put thousands of innocent drivers and passengers in danger along the entire length of the driver's route.
We Hold Truck Companies Accountable for Following Federal Regulations
Often, a truck driver or truck company that breaks an FMCSA regulation doesn't necessarily break a law. It is up to the civil courts to hold the driver and truck company liable for compensating the victims. And that is why Bley & Evans is here. We have been a pre-eminent Missouri truck accident litigation firm, helping hundreds of victims of trucker negligence fight for a voice for justice. Our lawyers go the extra mile to stay abreast of FMSCA regulations, by attending professional seminars, teaching and being involved in educational opportunities with other professionals in the litigation profession.
We invite you to learn more about Missouri truck accident personal injury litigation at our information pages:
- Missouri state trucking laws
- Tractor trailer accident laws
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act
- Commercial vehicle accidents
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From our offices in Columbia, we represent clients in communities throughout Missouri and the United States. Contact our office today to discuss your personal injury claim with an experienced Columbia truck safety lawyer. Wherever you are, you can reach us toll free at 866-252-0901 or by e-mail. We are available for a free consultation during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. We handle every case on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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