Dr. Anthony Lefteris has been arrested on charges of falsifying documents with a federal agency and faces up to 75 years in prison. Dr. Tony, as he was known, became certified in 2014 to conduct medical exams on truck driver to make sure they are fit to drive 80,000 trucks and trailers on our highways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopted the requirement of medical certification to help make the nation’s roads and highways safer. Dr. Tony quickly garnered a reputation as the go-to person for obtaining the required medical card, even if you did not meet the minimum health requirements. He was known to do more exams in a single hour than most examiners did in an entire month, which is particularly troubling because each exam should take approximately 25 minutes. Read the full story here .
The overwhelming majority of truck drivers are professionals who are very safety conscious and who help keep roadways safe. The objective of the safety regulations is to weed out those who should not be behind the wheel and to keep trucking companies from pushing drivers beyond their reasonable limits. When companies and drivers violate the rules, crashes happened, and people’s lives are shattered or destroyed.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash with a commercial truck, contact an experienced attorney, like those at Begam Marks & Traulsen, as soon as possible, before evidence is lost, to get the compensation you deserve.
Author: Richard P. Traulsen
Publication Date: January 31, 2017