Texas Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for You
There are very strict regulations that truck drivers are required to follow in regards to what their workload is and how many hours they work. Failure to abide by these regulations can cause a driver to become incredibly fatigued, which can result in a very serious accident. The Texas truck accident attorneys at Amaro Law Group have a vast understanding and thorough knowledge of these regulations and we understand how catastrophic the consequences can be when these rules are not adhered to. Truck drivers have a responsibility to other drivers on the road to follow these regulations at all times and the trucking company has the responsibility to ensure this happens by checking the driver’s logs each time they come back.
Property-carrying drivers have the following hours of service regulations:
- Are allowed to drive for 11 hours at most after having 10 consecutive hours off duty
- Are not allowed to drive for more than 14 hours, even if their off-duty time has extended past 10 consecutive hours
- Are not allowed to drive for more than 60-70 hours on duty within 7-8 days consecutively
It is important to take legal action if you have suffered serious injuries because a truck driver violated their hours of service regulations. Not only do you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, but you also want to be sure to hold the negligent party responsible so they will never again violate these important regulations. Our Texas truck accident attorneys will aggressively fight to get you the compensation that you need and deserve.