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Federal laws governing the trucking industry generally fall under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These rules are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR. If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident caused by a commercial truck driver, it's critical you have an attorney on your side that thoroughly understands FMCSR rules and knows how to apply that knowledge specifically toward your case.

For example, FMCSA has "hours-of-service rules" that spell out how long drivers can operate at one time. Truck companies sometimes are in violation of these rules, as they put pressure on their drivers to work longer hours, which increases the risk of accidents.

In Texas, truck accident victims trust the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood to handle their complicated truck accident claims. That's because victims can get representation from an experienced, knowledgeable Texas truck accident lawyer who knows the rules governing truck drivers and knows how to use this information to get clients the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Attorney Gene S. Hagood serves on the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. This national organization known by its acronym, APITLA, was created by lawyers to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices in America. As a result, when you hire the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood to represent you in your case, you get a highly qualified truck accident attorney who works tirelessly for you. Click on attorney Hagood's profile in APITLA for more information.

A Texas truck accident attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable

Determining the causes of truck accidents can be extremely complicated. Uncovering the truth can be difficult, because many trucking companies and insurance providers do everything they can to keep the facts from truck accident victims. Even if these large corporations do admit any wrong doing, they are often extremely reluctant to compensate people the true cost of their injuries. Instead, insurance companies often try to pay injury victims as little as possible.

That’s why you need a lawyer who knows how to build a strong case that gets results. We can investigate your accident and determine whether or not federal laws were followed. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. And we are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve, even if we have to fight for you in court.

Demand justice. Call (800) 632-9404. The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood wants to meet with you and discuss the details of your case. We understand you have important questions. That's why we offer all potential clients a free case evaluation. We want to provide you with honest answers and straightforward advice.  That way, you can decide if we're the right law firm for you.

The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood - working hard, fighting for justice, one client at a time.