Nashville Hours of Service Violations Lawyers
Driver fatigue is a very real danger for every driver, but especially for commercial truck or 18-wheeler drivers who spend long, consecutive hours traveling across the country. In order to limit the amount of time a truck driver can work and operate his or her vehicle in a day and week and limit the number of accidents caused by trucker fatigue, the federal government has established hours of service laws and regulations to protect both the driver and other motorists on the road. Unfortunately, some commercial truck companies force drivers to violate these hours of service laws.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we are committed to representing victims of truck accident cases every step of the way so they can recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. To learn more about your legal options for taking action against a negligent truck company or driver, contact a Nashville hours of service violations lawyer today at 615-277-2765 and schedule a free consultation.
What are the Hours of Service Regulations?
Under federal law, a truck driver must abide by the hours of service laws and limit the number of hours behind the wheel. Under federal law, truck drivers cannot:
- Operate a truck over 11 hours in a 14-hour time period
- Work more than 14 hours in a day
- Work over 60 hours in a week
- Work over 70 hours in an eight-day period
- Start a new shift without a 10-hour break
If a driver has broken any of the above laws and causes an accident, you may be able to take legal action against the driver or trucking company responsible.
Suffering injuries and losses from a truck accident caused by a fatigued truck driver can be difficult and drastically affect your life. Fortunately, you may be owed financial compensation to help you through this time from the party responsible. However, proving fault in such a case can be difficult, making having the help of a qualified attorney invaluable. Call the Nashville hours of service violations attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 and get started on your case.