Truck Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, these rules are not always followed – which can have disastrous consequences. We advise anyone that have been injured by a suspected fatigued drive to contact an Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer today.
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Federal Hours-of-Service Regulations
- Commercial truck drivers can drive a maximum of 11 hours after taking 10 hours off duty
- Truck Drivers can only drive if 8 hours or less have passed since the end of the Drivers last off-duty period
- Truck drivers are limited to no more than 60 hours on duty in 7 consecutive days if the employing carrier does not operate 7 days a week (70 hour max if they do)
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Using Regulations to Win a Truck Accident Case
As truck accident lawyers, we have experience investigating the case of truck crashes. Any violation of these hours-of-service regulations may be sufficient to establish legal liability in the event of a truck crash. However, it is important that anyone involved in a truck crash hire a lawyer that is familiar with these Federal Regulations.
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan