Hours of Service Violations
Federal laws prohibit the operators of commercial trucks from working more than a certain number of hours in specific time periods. The thinking behind these types of laws is that driving for extended periods increases the risk that a driver may be drowsy or distracted, resulting in an accident or injuries to others. However, many trucking companies have policies in place encouraging drivers to exceed these regulations in order to increase profitability.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck because of an hours of service violation, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the Madison hours of service violation lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your rights and options under the law.
Types of Hours of Service Violations
Drowsy or distracted driving can be almost as dangerous as drunk driving, especially if one of the vehicles involved is a large commercial truck. For this reason, truckers are expected to follow the hours of service guidelines provided by the federal government. These guidelines prohibit truckers from the following:
- Driving more than 11 hours in a 14-hour shift
- Working more than 60 hours in a week
- Working more than 70 hours in an 8-day period
If a driver violates these guidelines, they and the company for which they work may be held liable for any damage caused to others.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a large commercial truck, contact the Madison truck accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.