There are federal laws that prohibit commercial truck drivers from texting while driving.
In January of 2010, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a federal ban on texting for all commercial truck drivers.
As a result of this law, if a truck driver was texting while driving, they may be subject to criminal penalties, including a fine of up to $2,750.
In a statement about the ban, Secretary LaHood said:
"... We want the drivers of big rigs and buses and those who share the roads with them to be safe. This is an important safety step and we will be taking more to eliminate the threat of distracted driving."
As a result of this law, if truck drivers are caught texting while driving, then they may be held liable for damages caused in an Iowa truck accident. As such, your Iowa truck accident lawyer will look at this possibility as they investigate the nature of your Iowa truck accident.
If you have suffered personal injuries in an Iowa truck accident-particularly if the driver was found to be texting while driving-then you may be able to claim damages for your medical expenses, any pain that you may have suffered and any wages that you may have lost.
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