Truck Driver Log Violations Cause Truck Accidents
Federal laws require most truck drivers to maintain a 24/7 logbook. In a logbook, a driver accounts for his or her time in 15-minute increments. Truckers must comply with federal hours of service regulations. There are several regulations pertaining to driving limits, with 11-hour, 14-hour, 60/70-hour and sleeper berth provisions.
The truck accident lawyers at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., are familiar with all hours of service limits. Essentially, the regulations say that a truck driver cannot drive fatigued and must take breaks for sleeping.
Drivers are under extreme pressure to push their limits. They may go without sleep to make it to a destination on time, and they may falsify their logbooks to make it appear as though they are rested. However, these falsifications will only get truck drivers so far. When they cause a serious injury or fatality, they must be held accountable.
Thorough Fatigued Truck Driving Accident Investigations
Our truck accident lawyers always seek to understand why an accident happened. In our experience, we have found that a truck accident is almost never due to happenstance. To prove this, we re-create the driver's actions leading up to the accident. We may look back weeks and months, using phone records, bills of lading, toll receipts and other evidence.
We perform an in-depth, thorough analysis with our experts to obtain a clear understanding of the driver's actual activity. Our truck accident attorneys will analyze a trucker's behavior over time by comparing the data in the driver's logbooks with other records. Inconsistencies between a logbook and other records may indicate that the driving log has been falsified.
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The attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., have been providing effective, aggressive legal representation for truck accident victims for more than a quarter-century. We have obtained more than $1 billion in personal injury lawsuits on behalf of our clients. Let us help you fight to protect your rights.
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