Between June 5 and 7, there were 11,897 vehicles taken off of the road as part of the International Roadcheck event. It was held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and also resulted in 2,664 drivers being removed from service. Drivers were largely taken off the road because of hours-of-service violations or problems with their licenses. In many cases, licenses were either expired or suspended. Some drivers were found to be driving the wrong class of vehicle.
Trucks were taken off of the road for issues related to their braking systems as well as tire and wheel issues. Trucks were also ordered out of service for having inadequate lighting or because cargo was not secured properly. According to the CSVA, there were 45,400 Level I inspections conducted during the event out of 67,502 inspections done overall. This was higher than the number conducted in 2017, but there were fewer drivers and trucks taken out of service.
There are many reasons why a truck accident could occur. In some cases, the driver is simply not paying attention or is too impaired to operate a motor vehicle. In other cases, the truck doesn’t have the ability to brake or steer properly. Regardless of why an accident occurs, injured victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other costs related to the crash.
A Costa Mesa truck accident injury compensation law firm may be able to help a victim pursue compensation. This may occur either after a formal trial or in a settlement outside of court. An attorney may use victim statements, driver statements or cellphone records to determine that a driver was negligent in causing a crash to happen. Witnesses may be also be asked to testify in a personal injury case.