The physical demands of driving a commercial truck are often underestimated. However, driving for extended periods can compromise a driver’s ability to concentrate and react to dangerous situations on the road. Commercial truck drivers must drive long hours daily as part of their employment. However, federal regulations restrict how many hours a commercial truck driver can drive. Trucking companies that endanger the public by pushing drivers beyond these limits may be subject to legal action. A violation of the regulations that control how long a trucker can drive is called hours of service violation.
Suppose you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident. In that case, a skilled and experienced attorney can help you determine whether trucking company negligence might have contributed. Contact the Oklahoma City hours of service violation lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.
Damages from Hours of Service Violations
Because commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier than the typical passenger car, they are likely to cause considerable damage in the case of an accident. Drivers who drive for extended periods are required to take time to sleep. Violation of these hours of service rules can lead to the presence of fatigued drivers on the roadway. The victims of the accidents that these truckers cause may be able to sue for financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills for current needs and future related expenses
- Repair bills for your vehicle
- Lost wages if you can’t work because of an injury from the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a loved one in case of fatal accidents
Car accidents due to hours of service violations are especially painful because they could have been avoided if the trucking company had managed its fleet correctly.
We are here to get you the financial compensation you deserve if you have been the victim of an accident resulting from a trucking company’s negligence. Contact the Oklahoma City hours of service violation lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.