Hours of Service Violations
Trucking companies often require their drivers to work long hours. Driving a truck great distances for extended periods of time places the truck driver as well as other motorists at risk. A truck driver who has been behind the wheel without rest does not have the ability to focus on the road and react to all situations he may encounter. When we are talking about a fully loaded semi-tuck, an alert driver is essential to safety. Laws exist to prevent these situations and when trucking companies fail to obey these laws they become liable for any injuries or damages caused. The trucking company negligence attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one due an overworked truck driver.Hours of Service Liability
Semi-trucks are very large and when fully loaded they can present a serious risk to cars on the road. Truck drivers who drive for long periods of time are required to stop and sleep. Failure to stop and rest is a violation of the trucking regulations. When an accident happens due to a tired driver the trucking company is responsible.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a trucking company’s negligence the attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, property damage, lost income, or wrongful death. Let the personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you and your family.