One of the major causes of truck accidents in the United States is negligent company scheduling.
Due to this, the Department of Transportation, through the FMCSA or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has regulated explicit hours of service in order to limit how long and when a truck driver may be allowed to operate a 18 wheeler, big rig, tanker truck or any other kind of commercial truck. These regulations ensure that a truck driver gets the much-needed amount of rest in order to drive safely and properly.
A truck driver must keep updated and accurate records or logs of their activity in order to prove adherence to such regulations. The trucking company, on the other hand, must also ensure that their drivers are following the set rules.
While majority of our country’s trucking companies and drivers adhere to set safety regulations, there are still some trucking companies who push their drivers beyond safe and reasonable limits.
At times, truck drivers feel pressured to drive additional hours in order to earn mileage incentives, which allow them to earn more money based on the mileage they drive. Also, some drivers fear losing their job should they not meet the company’s schedule, no matter how unrealistic it may be. Unfortunately, these actions lead to truck driver fatigue and place other drivers and passengers on the road in serious risk.
If you were involved in a commercial truck accident, it would be in your best interests to hire a truck accident attorney from The Grossman Law Firm to help you with your case. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney will know the regulations that govern commercial trucks, which could be successful in defending your claim.
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For more than 15 years, our attorneys at The Grossman Law Firm have been representing victims of various personal injury cases, including truck accidents caused by negligent company scheduling. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients, and we are confident that we can help you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve.
Our legal services are available to our clients on a contingency basis. This means that there are no upfront fees to worry about, as we will only get paid when we win your case. We will get paid when you are paid.
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