State and federal trucking laws.

Truckers and truck companies that travel between states are bound by the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), while intrastate carriers must follow Rhode Island truck safety laws. Truckers and companies can face criminal charges and punitive penalties if violations of these laws lead to a collision.


Trucking companies are required to keep accurate records of each driver’s licensing, training, medical conditions, and driving logs, as well as maintenance and repair documents for each vehicle in service. However, the trucking company may attempt to hide or destroy this important evidence—unless an attorney orders them not to do so.

Insurance coverage.

Trucking companies take out enormous insurance policies in order to protect themselves in the event of an accident. These insurers could be forced to pay millions of dollars in medical costs, disability, and pain and suffering—and they will fight hard to pay as little as possible.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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