In order to safely operate commercial trucks or 18-wheelers, drivers need to be well rested and alert at all times. While these individuals are professional drivers, they are still at an elevated risk of causing an accident when they drive while fatigued. Federal hours of service laws exist to limit how long a professional truck driver can operate his or her vehicle in a specific period of time. When drivers or trucking companies choose to violate these regulations, they may be found liable for injuries incurred by resulting accidents.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is possible that the truck driver was unfit to be behind the wheel due to the violation of pertinent regulations. For legal counsel in this difficult time, call the Stevens Point hours of service violation attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.
Hours of service regulations are intended to promote the safety of truck drivers and other motorists as they should lessen the frequency of accidents related to driver fatigue. Unfortunately, many trucking companies force drivers to drive more than the required hours in order to maximize profits and save time. Under these federal regulations, truck drivers are not allowed to:
Financial compensation may be available to victims of accidents that would have been prevented if a trucking company or driver had abide by hours of service restrictions.
For assistance after sustaining injuries in a truck accident for which a fatigued driver was to blame, contact a Stevens Point hours of service violation lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today for passionately committed legal representation.