When Truck Driver Fatigue Causes An Accident

Truck drivers often have the incentive to make their drop of goods and commodities in as quick a time as possible. As such, all too many truck drivers spend far too much time on the road at any given time. There are regulations that are supposed to limit the amount of time truck drivers spend on the road. These laws are called "hours of service" laws and specify that a driver is not to spend:

  • 11 or more hours in a consecutive 14-hour period following 10 consecutive off-duty hours
  • More than 14 hours of driving in a 24-hour period
  • Logging more than 60 hours in a seven-day consecutive period
  • Logging more than 70 hours in an eight-day consecutive period

Holding Negligent Truck Operators Accountable

It goes without saying that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on the road and must be driven with care. When drivers are exhausted and hurt or kill other drivers, it is critical that accountability is bolstered. The civil justice system is the best mechanism we have for obtaining justice and accountability in these cases.

If you or someone close to you has been injured due to truck driver fatigue, get in touch with our lawyer and team.

With more than a quarter century of experience obtaining millions for clients, we at the Law Office of Jason January, P.C., are prepared to do everything possible to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident, contact the Law Office of Jason January, P.C., in Dallas for a free initial consultation. Our Garland commercial trucking accidents attorney represents people throughout North Texas.

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