Birmingham Hours of Service Violations Attorneys
The federal government enacted the hours of service regulations in an effort to keep both truck drivers and others on the road safe from drowsy truck drivers. Under this law, truck drivers are protected against overworking. If a truck driver’s employer pushes him or her to drive too many hours, that driver may be too tired to continue safely operating his or her vehicle due to these hours of service violations. As a result, fatigued truck drivers may put themselves and other motorists at risk for devastating truck accidents. In these situations, Yearout & Traylor, P.C., can help Birmingham-area residents fight for the compensation they deserve if they have been hurt in a truck accident due to a negligent trucking company.
Common Hours of Service Violations
At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we fight to protect our clients’ rights and interests after accidents caused by hours of service violations. Trucking companies should know better than to push their drivers beyond the federal limits, but sometimes, they still schedule their truck drivers so that they are forced to commit the following hours of service violations:
- Exceeding 11 hours of consecutive driving
- Being on the clock for more than 14 consecutive hours
- Not resting 10 hours after each shift
- Exceeding 60 hours of work within one week
- Exceeding 70 hours of work within an 8-day span
Companies violating these hours of service rules may be held legally accountable for whatever injuries their administrative negligence causes. Through hours of service violation claims, injured individuals can pursue compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and lost wages from these negligent trucking companies.
Contact an Hours of Service Violations Lawyer in Birmingham
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury in a truck accident caused by an hours of service violation, there may be legal options available against the trucking company responsible for pushing its drivers beyond the legal driving limits. For a free consultation regarding how to prepare a claim in Birmingham, contact an attorney from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today by calling 205.414.8160.