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Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in trucking accidents including truck driver fatigue accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a truck driver fatigue accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Hours of Service Rules and Truck Driver Fatigue

Federal law says interstate truck drivers must get adequate rest to prevent drowsiness and negligent driving. Truck drivers must follow very particular rules that limit the number of consecutive hours they can drive. The law requires them to stop and rest, and even specifies how many hours of rest they must receive. Truck drivers are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive no more 11 hours. After every 11-hour driving period, they must spend 10 hours off-duty. They must also take a 30-minute break every 8 hours, and drive no more than 60 hours in a 7-day stretch.

These hours of service rules are designed for the safety of everyone. Yet commercial truckers sometimes break the rules to increase their daily earnings. The pressure to meet delivery deadlines often causes a trucker to drive over the limit, even if he or she is nodding off. Unfortunately, when truck drivers bend the rules there can be tragic consequences.

Truck Driver Sleep Deprivation Statistics

Drowsy and un-alert truck drivers cause wrongful death, severe personal injuries, totaled vehicles, and property damage. The statistics of truck driver fatigue show it is a significant risk:

Who is at Fault in a Truck Driver Fatigue Accident?

A truck driver can be charged with negligence if he or she caused a traffic accident while fatigued. To determine whether driver fatigue played a role in an accident, attorneys must review a driver’s logbook. A logbook may reveal that the driver violated federal or state hours of service laws. However, a truck driver’s records may be inaccurate, falsified, or deliberately misplaced.

Trucking companies may also be at fault if they have failed to review drivers’ hours, looked the other way when a driver exceeded the 11-hour driving limit, or openly encouraged their drivers to break the rules. Determining fault is complex, and requires careful investigation. You need an attorney experienced in truck driver fatigue accidents to help secure evidence of hours of service violations or driver inattention.

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Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including truck driver fatigue accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

 

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