Tired Drivers and Truck Accidents
File a Successful Personal Injury Claim
Due to the massive size and weight of commercial trucks, truck accidents have an extremely high potential for resulting in physical injuries, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. As such, full compensation becomes essential to ensuring that injured victims and families recover the extensive physical, emotional and financial damages they suffer. Personal injury claims involving truck accidents pose several legal difficulties, particularly because there are many factors and forms of negligence that can cause an accident.
When investigating your truck accident, our legal team of Long Island personal injury lawyers draw from more than 80 years of combined experience and an extensive knowledge of the federal regulations governing the trucking industry to root out the underlying cause of your accident and clearly establish negligence. While there are many potential violations that can hold a trucking company liable for a victim’s damages, one of the most common involves overworked drivers.
Hours of Service Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes and enforces hundreds of rules and regulations for drivers and companies, all of which are intended to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Hours of service regulations were developed to ensure that tired and overworked drivers do not get behind the wheel. Both drivers and companies are required to maintain extensive logs about the hours drivers work. There are strict limitations for the amount of consecutive hours a driver can be on duty or behind the wheel. Any departures from these hourly limitations, or from other FMCSA regulations, can be considered a serious violation and sufficient grounds for compensation.
Hold Trucking Companies Liable with Our Firm
With an extensive knowledge of FMCSA regulations, our firm can conduct investigations in a timely and competent manner. By analyzing documents and logs of drivers and companies, we can pinpoint where any violations were made and effectively hold trucking companies liable for their negligence. Our legal team has also honed our negotiation and trial strategies and can resolve your claim wherever the maximum compensation rests. With millions of dollars in compensation recovered for our clients, you can trust our resourceful Long Island personal injury attorneys to deliver the results you deserve. Contact Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. to learn how our firm can fight for you.