The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates everything from how long a driver can remain behind the wheel to what safety markings a truck must display. Should a truck driver or trucking company fail to comply with federal regulations, the driver or the company can be liable for damages in a truck accident injury claim.
Punitive damages are meant to make an example out of the defendant to serve as a warning to others who may act similarly. If a trucker or trucking company failed to comply with federal regulations, punitive damages can be awarded in addition to the compensation you receive for your claim.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a trucker’s or trucking company’s non-compliance with federal trucking regulations, contact Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys. Call us or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form.
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