Hours of Service Violations and Truck Accidents
In order to decrease the risk of a commercial truck driver falling asleep at the wheel or getting in a fatigued driving-related accident, the federal government passed a number of laws that regulate when and for how long drivers can be on the road. Fatigued drivers have a significantly higher risk of making a mistake on the road, potentially causing a serious accident and injuries. Unfortunately, even with federal regulations, some drivers or truck companies knowingly violate these laws, putting innocent lives at risk.
You need to talk with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer about how to hold truck drivers and companies liable for their negligent actions when you have been injured. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our Sheboygan car accident lawyers are committed to helping you fight for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.
When Truck Drivers Cannot Be on the Road
Regulating commercial truck drivers’ hours on the road is a very serious issue. You may be eligible for financial compensation if you have been in an accident with a truck driver who was violating any of the following laws:
- Working more than 60 hours in a seven-day time frame or 70 hours in eight consecutive days
- Driving over 14 hours in one day or driving more than 11 hours in a 14-hour time period
- Starts a new shift without taking at least a 10-hour break
A driver who violates these regulations could possibly be financially responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, property repairs, and other expenses if they caused your accident.
When drivers aren’t properly rested, they have an increased risk of making a mistake behind the wheel and causing an accident. Contact a Sheboygan injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to find out how we may be able to help you when a fatigued driver has injured you.