Unrealistic Driving Quotas
There are approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States. They have special training to operate their 18 wheelers safely and follow stringent rules and regulations from the department of transportation. Because of these professionals our economy is able to thrive because they are the people bring the products from the manufacturers to the distributors to the retailers and to the customer.
Unfortunately these professional men and women are often forced to comply with unrealistic regulations and quotas that are not set by any safety organization but by their employers. Some of these regulations range from where and how they can park, to time frames to deliver their loads that are impossible to meet.
When a driver is expected to deliver a load of goods to a customer in a time frame that doesn’t account for bathroom breaks, rest, food, traffic, or any other circumstance, that expectation places that driver in an unfair situation. These drivers rely on their income just as we all do from our jobs and many of them cannot afford to be reprimanded by NOT complying with these unrealistic expectations so they push the limits and unfortunately this may cause accidents on the road. This is irresponsible on many levels and hurts not only the drivers but anyone else on the road that may be in their path, their customers who aren’t receiving their product, the reputation of the company, and to a certain extent, the economy.
So what should you do if you have been injured by an accident caused by a commercial truck driver? Well, the first thing you should do is seek medical care and ensure you are taken care of physically. The next thing to do is contact James Dean Law. We are your trusted attorney for car and truck accidents.
As soon as we are retained for services we begin an investigation into the cause of the accident and the primary and possibly third parties who may be at fault. We will consult with specialists, including private investigators, accident reconstructionists, doctors, toxicologists and industry experts, to build the strongest possible case. Call our office in Houston at 281-280-8900 to arrange a free initial consultation.