Hours of Service Violations
Was Your Accident Caused by a Truck Driver's Fatigue?
Truck drivers are supposed to abide by strict regulations regarding their workload and hours of operation. When they don’t adhere to these guidelines, it could cause them to drive fatigued and accidents may happen. At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago truck accident attorneys know these regulations and understand the consequences if they are not followed as they should be. It is important for truck drivers to log their trips so they are within the regulations at all times. The trucking company can also make sure this is done by checking the logs properly upon the driver’s return.
The hours of service regulations include the following for property-carrying drivers:
- May drive 11 hours maximum after 10 consecutive hours off duty
- May not drive longer than 14-hour limit even if off-duty time extends past 10 consecutive hours
- May not drive more than 60 – 70 hours on duty in 7 – 8 consecutive days
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How Can Filing a Claim Help Me?
If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by a driver who is in violation of the hours of service regulations, it is important to take legal action. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers work to provide the strong legal counsel you need to not only seek compensation but also to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. This can force the truck driver and company to strictly enforce the hours of service regulations and could help to prevent further accidents.
Our team has more than two decades of experience and has helped recover more than $4 billion on behalf of our past clients. You can trust is to keep your goals and objectives at the top of our priority list. We aim to go above and beyond to help you receive compensation in order to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and any other injury-related damages.
Contact our firm at (312) 313-0202 today to get started.