Truck Driver Fatigue in New York
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Commercial trucks can weigh a maximum 80,000 pounds, which makes them difficult
to maneuver and stop at high speeds. If a drowsy truck driver is operating
the vehicle, their ability to react and make quick, life-saving decisions
on the road are reduced substantially. Crashes involving commercial trucks
are typically devastating, resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths.
Belushin Law Firm, we are committed to helping victims of truck driver fatigue, as well
as those who lost their loved one due to this type of
truck accident. With more than a decade of experience, our New York City truck accident
lawyer has a thorough understanding of state and federal trucking regulations
to guide you through the complexities of the legal system.
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Federal Hours of Service Rules
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it is required
for commercial truck drivers to take rest breaks. They can drive for up
to 11 consecutive hours after taking 10 hours off in a row, and cannot
drive beyond the 14th hours after being on the job.
In a span of one week, truck drivers are not allowed to operate commercial
trucks for more than 60 hours. In a span of eight days, truck drivers
are not allowed to drive for over 70 hours. Furthermore, it is mandatory
for commercial drivers to maintain a log book for every 24-hour period
of service, which is often a crucial piece of evidence in a personal injury case.
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Not all truck drivers follow the rules. There are some occasions when trucking
companies encourage their drivers to bypass federal regulations to meet
deadlines or make a profit.
If you suffered a serious injury after being involved in a truck accident
with a fatigued truck driver, we can investigate the collision and gather
evidence necessary to build an effective and personalized case strategy.
With millions of dollars recovered for our clients, we are confident that
we can produce the same results for you.
Contact our firm and request a
free consultation immediately.