Driver Fatigue Accidents
Dangers Caused by Driver Fatigue
Texas highways are becoming increasingly crowded by semitrucks and tractor-trailers — posing increased dangers to all others on the road. Driver fatigue is a major cause of fatal trucking accidents in Texas.
Regulations are created to help curb these dangers, but they are not always adhered to. Drivers must adhere to mandatory rest periods in order to prevent driver fatigue. Drivers pushed to meet deadlines and increase profit margins may skip the rest period posing a major threat to other unsuspecting drivers.
Holding Truck Drivers Responsible for Driver Fatigue and Log Violations
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death from an 18-wheeler trucking accident, call the lawyers at Rush & Gransee, L.C. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If the trucking company is shown to be negligent, you deserve fair compensation for its careless behavior. The lawyers at Rush & Gransee, L.C., help clients in San Antonio and throughout Texas with truck accident claims. The lawyers at Rush & Gransee, L.C., have successfully litigated many personal injury cases.
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Rules allow for 11-hour driving sessions only after 10 hours (consecutively) not driving for tractor-trailer truck drivers. In addition, tractor-trailer truck drivers are not allowed to drive after the 14th hour after starting their shift, and only after 10 hours off-duty. Tractor-trailer truck drivers are allowed 60 hours work in seven consecutive days or 70 hours in eight consecutive days. On-duty cycles may be restarted after tractor-trailer truck drivers takes 34 or more consecutive hours off-duty. An experienced Texas trucking accident lawyer is aware of the driving regulations placed on truck drivers and will investigate into whether these rules were broken.
Any failure to adhere to these can result in serious accidents and devastating injuries to the other vehicles involved. We are committed to holding responsible drivers accountable for reckless practices. Call our law offices today.