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Hours of Service Violation and Truck Accidents

18-wheelers are involved in approximately half-a-million accidents every year across the United States. Because of their size, commercial trucks are likely to cause severe property damage and physical injury in the event of an accident. In recognition of the danger that can accompany fatigued operation of such a massive vehicle, there are federal regulations in place to limit the number of hours that a trucker can drive. Unfortunately, in order to meet tight deadlines, many trucking companies fail to abide by these regulations, allowing fatigued truck drivers to occupy the road when they are prohibited from doing so and greatly increasing the risk of a crash as a direct result.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck for which you were not at fault, it may be appropriate to seek financial compensation through a lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the San Antonio truck accident attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

Truck Driver Federal Regulations

Upon a closer examination of the circumstances surrounding your truck accident, it may become apparent that the trucking company violated federal scheduling standards, or that a truck driver willfully chose to do so. Legal action may be particularly advisable if the following regulations were breached:

  • Truck drivers must not drive more than 11 hours in one day
  • Truckers cannot drive more than 60 hours in a week or 70 hours in eight days
  • There must be at least 10 off-duty hours between shifts

When attempting to evaluate all the relevant evidence, it is frequently helpful to work with an attorney who understands what to look for in an investigation and how to go about obtaining the necessary information.

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When drivers operate these large vehicles while fatigued, they are more likely to commit physical or mental errors, in addition to the threat that they might fall asleep behind the wheel. As the victim of a crash caused by a fatigued truck driver, let us help you to fight for the compensation you need. Contact the San Antonio trucking company negligence attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 today.

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