In the United States, a trucker’s hours of service are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). Truckers are required to log their hours so that they do not drive for too long without rest, which could result in falling asleep at the wheel and cause extremely traumatic accidents involving other drivers. Regrettably, truck drivers sometimes ignore the guidelines for hours of service or are forced to exceed them by trucking companies and cause otherwise preventable accidents and injuries.
If you were injured in a trucking accident because the driver violated their hours of service, you may be entitled to hold them or their company liable for your medical expenses. Contact a Rhinelander hours of service violations attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free initial consultation.
Truckers provide companies with a valuable service, often driving for long periods of time in order to transport goods and commodities across the country while meeting tight deadlines. However, they still have a responsibility to ensure that they practice safe driving behavior, which means not driving over the maximum number of allowable hours. A few of the reasons that they might fail to do so are:
Drivers can violate their hours of service by driving for too many hours straight or spending too much time on duty in one day or over a period of days.
Our Rhinelander hours of service violations lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. have handled numerous cases involving trucking accidents where a driver or trucking company violated driving regulations and can offer you qualified legal representation in order to protect your rights. Call our office today to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable member of our staff at 800-242-2874.