FMCSA Increases Fines for Truck Driving Violations

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: February 28, 2023

Male truck driver is cryingThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced an increase in fines for truck drivers who violate specific rules and regulations. This includes an increase for violations of:

  • Out-of-Service Orders from $29,893 to $32,208
  • Conducting Operations During Suspension or Revocation from $26,269 to $28,304
  • Operating After an “Unsatisfactory” Safety Rating from $89,678 to $96,624
  • Knowingly Falsifying Record from $13,885 to $14,960
  • Traffic Violations from $179,953 to $193,890

The fine for a first-time alcohol violation has also been increased. In 2022, this violation would cost a trucker $3,471. In 2023, the penalty will increase to $3,740. Each of these fines increases exponentially in cases where a truck accident results in serious or fatal injury.

Fines Do Not Help Victims

Fines are intended to act as a deterrent to dangerous behaviors. They are not designed to compensate victims of truck accidents. For this, it is best to work with an experienced truck accident attorney who can identify the underlying cause of your accident, assess your damages, and fight for the total compensation you are due.

Victims of trucking accidents often suffer severe injuries. Yet, tragically, insurance companies seldom offer the kind of compensation people experiencing life-altering injuries face. Nonetheless, accepting an insurance offer will negate your right to file a lawsuit, making it essential to speak with a lawyer before considering an insurance settlement.

The lawyers at Kelleher Law understand the complexities of truck accident claims. We have decades of experience helping families who are reeling from the consequences of these accidents receive maximum compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Property Damage
  • Forced Changes to Lifestyle
  • Personal Pain and Suffering
  • And More

The best way to learn what your case is really worth is through a one-on-one consultation at our Naples, Fort Myers, or Atlanta office. During this visit, we will review your case to help you understand your rights and the next best steps.

Your initial consultation at Kelleher Law is free of cost and obligation, allowing you to better understand your options without commitment. Please use the contact form on this page or call us at 833-546-3675 to schedule your consultation and learn more today.

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