The disastrous church bus accident that occurred in Jefferson County, Tennessee on October 2, 2013, is one of many commercial vehicle accidents nationally this year. Sadly, when large commercial vehicles are involved in a collision, it tends to create a large-scale tragedy for other drivers on the road. Federal accident investigators have alleged that poor inspections may play a significant role in these collisions.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a report indicating that inspectors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration failed to notice or take action when there were several “red flags” on the part of bus and truck companies involved in fatal accidents over the past year.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for ensuring that large commercial vehicles like buses and tractor-trailers are properly maintained and operated to safeguard the safety of smaller cars and pedestrians on the roads.
In one Tennessee crash in particular, it has been uncovered that federal inspectors failed to properly audit a trucking company that was responsible for a fatal accident in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, even though the company had repeatedly violated federal laws that limit the amount of time drivers are supposed to be behind the wheel.
At the Garza Law Firm we are aware of all of the dangers you face as a driver on the road. If you are involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, you may not be able tell that a violation of federal law caused your injuries. A knowledgeable attorney should be able to help you analyze your collision to determine if there were any “red flags” missed in your case. The truck accident attorneys at the Garza Law Firm encourage anyone involved in a truck or bus collision to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.