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You just received a call from a grieving client, whose
wife and daughter were just recently killed in a semi-truck accident. During
your preliminary investigation, you discover the truck driver was hired only
twenty-five days ago. One of the driver’s headlights burned out as he was
transporting a tank of gasoline. A million questions run through your mind. Who
in the government regulates these things? What laws did the driver or his
employer maybe violate? When exactly did key events and factors occur – was it
late at night or on a foggy morning? Where did it happen – on railroad tracks
or up a mountain? Really, you’re asking “Where do I start?” Start with Beasley
Allen’s Introduction to Truck Accident Claims: A Guide to Getting Started. At
the beginning of each chapter you will find a list of frequently asked
questions (FAQs) to help you identify key points of a prospective case, and
maybe even point out something you had not yet thought to look for. At the end
of the book, you’ll find a sampling of regulations, charts and other data that
you can sift through as needed. We reference this material throughout the
chapters so you never have to feel lost. You can also visit our firm website at
www.beasleyallen.com or my personal website at www.chrisglover-law.com. These
sites provide links to various online resources (such as regulations, etc.), so
you can easily click to what you need and do a “Ctrl+F” search for key phrases
and terms within the regulations. Good luck, and just know – we are always only
a phone call away.

Brief on the Basics FAQs 1) What are the sources of
regulations and requirements for the trucking industry? 2) What federal agency
is the source of related regulations? 3) What are frequent violations that can
be the key behind your cause of action? 4) What are some terms I should be
familiar with? 5) What are key strategies and key people I should be pursuing?
What it’s About You share the road daily with these frighteningly massive
trucks that transport goods across the country. How would you feel if the
driver in control of the truck behind you was coming off of a methamphetamine
high and dozing off at the wheel? Or, if the trucker passing you in the fast
lane had received multiple tickets for speeding, was repeatedly found to have
bad brakes, or had been arrested for DUI recently? Driving is an inherently
dangerous activity, in which most peopleactively participate daily, without
considering the added risk of irresponsible drivers, especially ones in control
of monstrous trucks. Between 2009 and 2012, the number of trucker fatalities
were at a 35-year low — but since, the number has been rising.23 The U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 700 truckers were
killed and 26,000 were injured in 2012’s approximately 317,000 truck
accidents.24 The price tag of these accidents for the U.S. economy was about
$99 billion.25 Trucking began around 1910. It has been an efficient way to
transport goods across the country since the development of gasoline and diesel
engines. As of August 2010, the value of freight transported by trucks yearly
in the United States is estimated to exceed $670 billion dollars. Trucking
litigation is evolving around us every day. New theorie are being developed and
explored to help recover money for people that are injured by enormous trucks
on the road and their families, who are also impacted by the accidents. These
new theories must be advanced, while weeding out the unsuccessful attempts in
order to help people who are injured by careless truckers that are put on the
roads by unscrupulous brokers and carriers.

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