Danville Hours of Service Violations Lawyer
Truck drivers often work long hours and drive overnight, which puts them at risk of drowsy driving. Thus, federal regulations exist to control the number of hours that truck drivers can work consecutively or in an entire day. However, if an employer is negligent and allows or forces workers to violate these work hour regulations, drivers could lose their ability to operate their trucks safely, potentially leading to serious accidents on the road.
Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their drivers. If they fail in this duty, resulting in an accident for you or someone you love, the careless employer may be held financially responsible. If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident due to hours of service violations, contact the experienced Danville hours of service violations attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 443-4343.
New Regulations Regarding Hours of Service
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, initiated several new laws regarding hours of service in 2011. According to the FMCSA, truck drivers are not allowed to:
- Drive more than 14 consecutive hours
- Violate the 2-hour driving time extension allowed twice per week (exceptions apply)
- Work more than 60 hours in 7 consecutive days
There are other stipulations that apply, and every truck driver is subject to these rules. However, if a truck driver’s employer is negligent in following these regulations and you are injured as a result, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
If you or someone you know has suffered in an accident involving a large truck due to employer negligence and hours of service violations, you can fight back against this dangerous behavior. Contact the Danville hours of service violations lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to learn more about how we can help you secure the compensation you need for your damages.