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Louisville Hours of Service Violations Lawyers

When trucking companies try to maximize profits by keeping drivers on the road as long as possible, they may be putting innocent lives at risk of an accident. More than anyone else, commercial truck or 18-wheeler drivers have a significant risk of falling asleep at the wheel due to driver fatigue because of their long, consecutive hours spent driving across the country. If this happens, they could cause a serious accident with devastating consequences, such as injuries or even loss of life. Federal law limits the amount of time a truck driver can work and trucking companies are expected to abide by these laws. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the damage can be life-altering. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, destroying passenger cars in the event of a collision. Take the first step toward recovering financial compensation today by calling the Louisville personal injury lawyers from the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

Hours of Service Law Specifics

Federal laws exist to protect both truck drivers and other motorists from a potential accident. However, not all drivers follow these regulations. Speak with a lawyer today if you have been in an accident with a truck driver who was:

  • Driving more than 11 consecutive hours
  • Working over 14 hours in a 24-hour time frame
  • Starting a new shift without taking at least a 10-hour break
  • Driving over 60 hours in a seven-day period or 70 hours in an eight-day period

Drivers who violate or are forced to violate these hours regulations are putting innocent drivers at undue risk of suffering traumatizing harm, and, as such, the responsible party should be held liable.

Contact Us

You should consider taking legal action against negligent truck drivers or trucking companies if you have been in an accident with a motorist who violated the hours of service regulations. To get a free evaluation of your case, contact a Louisville hours of service violations attorney at the Sampson Law Firm by calling 502-584-5050.

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