Madison Hours of Service Violations Lawyer

Truck drivers are required to traverse great distances under fairly strict deadlines, forcing them to spend many hours behind the wheel at a time. Unfortunately, long-distance travel of this nature can be stressful and exhausting, leaving a driver prone to errors that could result in serious accidents. To reduce the likelihood of such accidents occurring, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulates the number of hours a truck driver can work before taking a break. Sadly, when these guidelines are ignored, innocent drivers are put at risk of suffering severe injuries in trucking accidents that could have been prevented.

If you were injured in a trucking accident by a driver who violated the hours of service, that individual as well as his or her employer may be accountable for your medical bills and other losses. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to speak with one of our Madison hours of service violations attorneys about pursuing the financial compensation that you may deserve. Call our office today at 800-242-2874.

Types of Hours of Service Violations

Although truck drivers are expected to complete their routes in a timely manner, their companies are still required to ensure that all of their drivers follow the regulations set forth by the FMCSA. The following are several common examples of hours of service violations:

  • Driving more than eleven hours in a fourteen-hour period
  • Not resting for at least ten hours after driving for eleven hours
  • Working more than 60 hours in 7 consecutive days
  • Working more than 70 hours in 8 consecutive days

Hours of service violations can lead to dangerous collisions and severe injuries for truck drivers as well as other motorists on the road.

Contact Us

If a trucking company forced one of its truck drivers to the hours of service, leading to your auto accident, you should contact a Madison hours of service violation lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. for help with pursuing the compensation that you may deserve. Call our offices today at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.