Truck drivers are under significant pressure to deliver their cargo on time, and carriers, shippers, and brokers may engage in coercive tactics to encourage drivers to violate safety laws in order to meet their deadlines. Coercion is illegal, and truck drivers have a mechanism by which they can report it to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The safety rules are in place in order to reduce the risk of injury and fatal accidents. Drivers who break the rules place others around them at increased risks for accidents. A car accident lawyer in Las Vegas may review logs and accident reports in order to determine if a truck driver was in violation of safety rules. If the driver was, then the lawyer may look for evidence that a carrier, shipper or broker coerced the driver into breaking the law.