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Wisconsin truck driver, violate health requirements, Wisconsin Truck Accident LawyerCommercial truck accidents can occur for several different reasons; however, truck driver error is the leading cause of accidents involving these large vehicles. When you think of driver error, you most likely think of driving under the influence, speeding, texting and driving, or other similar behaviors that take place behind the wheel. Yet truck drivers can make mistakes outside the cab of their trucks which can lead to accidents and serious injuries. One example is that drivers may knowingly hold a commercial driver's license with a potentially dangerous health condition.

The Importance of Driver Health Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets out strict health regulations for every driver in order to receive their commercial license. In order to meet the health requirements, a driver must undergo thorough and regular medical examinations and have a doctor sign off on the state of his or her health. These health regulations are imperative as devastating accidents can occur if a driver suffers a serious health event while driving and loses control of the 80, 000 pound tractor-trailer.

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