Livestock Transportation Accidents
The transportation of livestock plays a vital role in our society. Transporting live animals whether by train, truck, ship or air is essential for the breeding, sale and the grazing of the animals that we are dependent on for food. Typically, livestock transportation is done by truck.
There are number of regulations for livestock transportation in order to ensure the safety of the animals being transported and the other motorists that are on the road with livestock. Unfortunately, even with these regulations livestock transportation accidents still occur.
If you or a family member has been injured in a livestock truck accident due to the negligence of another, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact a Phoenix truck accident lawyer to learn about the legal rights available to injury victims.
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Information About Live Transportation
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for overseeing the regulations regarding livestock transportation both throughout the country and overseas. The USDA makes sure that all livestock transportation is safe and efficient.
It is crucial that the livestock remains as comfortable as possible during the shipping process. There are five different types of vehicles that are used for transporting livestock. The type of animal that is being transported and the necessities of the shipment will determine the type of vehicle is used.
Listed below are the five types of vehicles used to transport livestock:
- Straight truck
- Pup trailer
- Gooseneck trailer
- Straight trailer
- Possum belly trailer
Like other commercial vehicles, livestock trucks must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations regulations for trucking travel times, rest periods, etc. However, the aspects of the livestock are regulated by the USDA.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a livestock truck accident, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an attorney Phillips Law Group today to discuss your legal options.
Livestock Transportation Accidents
Any delay in the transportation of livestock can be very costly for any of the companies involved; livestock truck drivers under a lot of pressure to deliver the animals by their delivery date. Unfortunately, truck drivers that are in a hurry to transport their goods can cause a wreck.
Livestock transportation accidents can be caused by number of factors. One of the leading causes for these accidents is poorly maintained trucks. Truck drivers should follow these tips below in order to avoid a breakdown:
- Follow the manufacturers maintenance recommendations.
- Regularly inspect the trucks lights.
- Check the floors and ramps of the vehicle.
- Make sure that the trucks interior is in good shape.
- Perform regular maintenance on the tires and brakes, replace them when necessary.
Maintaining the livestock truck is important for the safety of the livestock, as well as the other drivers on the road. Arizona drivers need to be mindful that livestock trucks have limitations, including the ability to stop quickly.
Arizona Truck Accident Attorneys
Livestock truck accidents can be complex to handle since there are number of parties that can be held liable for the accident. At Phillips Law Group, we urge all accident victims to seek legal guidance following an accident. Oftentimes, injured individuals are unaware of their legal rights, options and Arizonas statue of limitations. A seasoned attorney can thoroughly explain the legal process and recommend the best course of action to pursue.
We are dedicated to helping accident victims receive the justice that they may deserve. Our attorneys and staff have helped numerous clients receive favorable outcomes for their legal claims.
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