Lake Geneva Hours of Service Violation Lawyers

Driving can be a very tiresome and draining task. This is especially true for professional commercial truck or 18-wheeler drivers who spend long, consecutive hours behind the wheel. In order to keep both truck drivers and other motorists safe, there are federal laws in place that regulate the number of hours these commercial truck drivers can drive in specific periods of time. Trucking companies and their truckers are required to abide by these rules. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident by a driver who violated the hours of service regulations, you should think about taking legal action as soon as possible to hold these drivers or trucking companies liable. To learn more about your case and legal options, contact a Lake Geneva truck accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Hours of Service Law Specifics

These regulations are in place to prevent accidents related to driver fatigue. The federal hours of service regulations for truck drivers include the following:

  • Cannot drive more than 11 hours over a 14-hour period
  • Cannot work over 14 hours over a 24-hour time span
  • Must take at least a 10-hour break before starting a new shift
  • Cannot work over 60 hours in a week
  • Cannot work more than 70 hours in eight days

When drivers violate the above laws, they are acting recklessly and putting innocent lives at risk.

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At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our Lake Geneva hours of service violation lawyers may be able to help hold these careless drivers or trucking companies liable. For more information, contact us today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.