Did a Fatigued Truck Driver Cause Your Accident?
Our Billings Truck Accident Lawyers can Help
Were you hurt in an accident caused by a fatigued truck driver? Most truck
accidents are caused by driver fatigue due to the long hours, strenuous
deadlines, and the tight schedules truck drivers work with. Our Billings
truck accident attorneys can work to recover damages you deserve following
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Proving Negligence in Truck Accidents
Driver fatigue refers to the lack of sleep, extreme tiredness, or exhaustion
from working long hours without rest. Fatigue can cause drivers to fall
asleep at the wheel or significantly impair their judgment while driving.
Federal regulations intended to curb truck driver fatigue by:
- Keeping truck drivers from working more than 60 hours in a 7-day period
- Refusing to let drivers work more than 70 hours in an 8-day period
- Only permitting drivers to return to work after being off for 34 straight hours
- Making it a violation for drivers to work for 11 hours straight or 14 total
hours at once
- Allow 10-hour breaks to be broken up only if drivers spend at least 2 hours
in a sleeper birth
The drivers are required to keep a record of their hours, known as a log,
which can be examined in the case of an accident. If truck driver's
fail to abide by these federal regulations, a truck accident attorney
can use this to strengthen your claim and prove liability on the trick
Seek Justice for Your Injuries Today
Truck drivers who are negligent can cause devastating injuries due to the
sheer size of their vehicles. You need an attorney who will fight hard
to compensate you for the injuries suffered in an accident. At Odegaard
Braukmann Law, PLLC, our Billings personal injury lawyers can pursue deserved
compensation to help you cover the costs of any hospitalization, physical
therapy, or other medical expenses.
Call today and we can get to work crafting a claim for you!