Hours of Service Regulations: Truck Accident Lawyer in Indianapolis
Truck Accidents and Violations of Hours of Service Regulations
The Hours of Service Regulations were established by the US Department of Transportation to reduce the numbers of accidents caused by fatigued truck drivers. The number of hours that a truck driver can be behind the wheel are regulated, so that he or she does not become fatigued. If you were involved in a car accident with a trucker, my firm can seek out the evidence that could expose any violation of the Hours of Service Regulations. I'm attorney Marc Sedwick, and I am extremely familiar with hours of service regulations, and how to establish that a violation was the underlying cause of a serious injury accident. I am ready to discuss your case immediately, and you can trust me to work hard to get your case resolved. I have been listed in Rising Stars℠ by Super Lawyers® for the past two years, so you can be confident in my firm.
Trusted Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorney
Long-haul truckers have a tough job. They spend hours in their trucks and their shifts are long. The government has mandated specific on-duty/off-duty time regulations that truckers must abide by in order to make sure they are capable of driving safely. One of these rules is that truckers cannot be on duty for more than 14 hours after taking at least 10 hours off duty, and during those 14 hour shifts, the trucker can only drive for 11 hours. Once a trucker has reached the end of a 14-hour shift, he or she cannot drive again until 10 hours of rest are completed off-duty. There are ways to prove that a trucker violated these or other regulations. Truck drivers must keep accurate and correct time logs detailing their work schedules. A log may or may not have true information, but if it appears that the driver was falsely reporting hours of service, it can be established through requested black box data from the truck or through other more traditional forms of investigation.
Be Proactive About Your Hours of Service Regulations Lawsuit!
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you need to enlist the help of a trusted legal professional. If you turn to me, Marc Sedwick, I can help you evaluate your personal injury case to see if the case involves an hours of service regulations violation. I know how to carefully analyze the different contributing factors in the accident. It is stressful to deal with mounting hospital bills and try to move on with your life if you have been hospitalized, or out of work due to an injury with a truck. You can rely on me to protect your rights. The priority at my law firm, SedwickLaw, PC, is providing clients with excellent legal representation. I can help you deal with your potential hours of service regulations personal injury lawsuit so contact me immediately.