There are all types of Unsafe drivers on the road. You can not drive in the Kansas City Metro and not see a driver that shouldn't be operating a vehicle. Whether they be texting, tired, distracted, unfit or intoxicated the highways are littered with people whom should not be on the road. When you put one of those drivers in control of a semi-truck it can have a catastrophic outcome. What is unique to the world of commercial vehicles are the regulations that reach into nearly every aspect of the industry. Regulations that define what is safe and unsafe exist in all facets of the transportation industry. What might be safe to do in a passenger vehicle is wholly unsafe in a big rig. The regulations that govern the use of commercial vehicle serve as goalposts for the industry and untimately keep the road a safer place for trucks and cars alike. When companies and drivers chose to operate outside of the goalposts people get injured. These laws exist to keep the motoring public safe and can dramtically impact the outcome of any accident involving a semi-truck. Below are a few topics that every qualified trucking accident lawyer will investigate when procesing a semi-truck accident claim.