Tired Driver Accidents
Seeking Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Trucks play an integral role in our country's supply of food, manufacturing equipment, and all other marketable goods necessary to sustain the economy. With that being said, semi-trucks shall continue to pose a threat to the drivers and passengers of smaller cars and trucks on the road.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you should contact a Nassau County truck accident attorney from the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli without delay. We have nearly 25 years of experience handling truck accident cases and we are not afraid to go up against large trucking companies and their insurers. With Mr. Gueli's experience as a former insurance defense attorney, we have what it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve!
Hours of Service Violations
Truck drivers far and wide are required to adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's "hours of service" regulations, but many don't take these rules seriously.
In an article published by the Journal of Public Health Safety entitled, "Long hours and fatigue: a survey of tractor-trailer drivers," several studies revealed:
- Truck driver fatigue and long driving hours were implicated as risk factors in truck accidents.
- Hours of service violations are common.
- One study of 1,249 truckers in Connecticut, Florida, Oklahoma, and Oregon revealed that almost three-fourths of the respondents violated the hours of service rules.
- About two-thirds of the drivers in the study said they routinely drove more than the weekly maximum.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers are allowed only to drive 11 hours per stretch, leaving a weekly total of 77. Several surveys, however, suggest that they violate these regulations in order to meet deadlines. When they do this and cause harm to other drivers, it is a clear indication of fault.
Contact a Nassau County truck accident lawyer!
Unfortunately, too many truck drivers falsify logs and dismiss them as nothing more than "comic books." But, for drivers who are sharing the roads with fatigued truck drivers who can fall asleep at the wheel after too little sleep, their lives are in danger.
If you were injured at the hands of a tired truck driver, we want to help! Contact our office right away to discuss the details of your case with Mr. Gueli. Your consultation is free and we don't charge you a dime unless we win your case!
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