The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulates the hours that a truck driver may work for their own safety as well as that of other drivers. Truckers are required to keep an accurate log of their hours to prove, if they follow the guidelines, that they are not driving for more than eleven hours in a fourteen hour period, followed by ten hours of rest. Unfortunately, truck drivers may violate these hour of service regulations, causing them to put other drivers around them at risk of an accident due to them driving fatigued.
If you have been injured by a truck driver who violated the hours of service law, you may be able to hold them or their company liable for your medical expenses and other losses. Contact a Racine hours of service violations lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to discuss your situation with a member of our experienced staff at 800-242-2874.
Truck drivers are often required to work exhaustive hours in order to meet deadlines and reach destinations across the country. However, in order to protect both their safety and that of other motorists, they are restricted by law to only drive a limited number of hours in certain time periods. A few common reasons for committing an hours of service violation include:
When truckers violate the hours of service regulation, they are at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel and should be held accountable for any ensuring injuries.
A Racine hours of service violations attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. is experienced with cases involving trucking company negligence and can help you hold a reckless trucker or trucking company liable for your suffering and costs related to the accident. Call our office today for a free case evaluation at 800-242-2874.