Because of their immense velocity and mass, trucks must be driven with the utmost care and safety. Unfortunately, because they are often incentivized to make drops as fast as possible - in some cases being paid on delivery time - truck drivers may stay on the road for far too long at a given stretch. There are federal regulations set out to limit time on the road, called "hours of service" laws. The caps are:

  • 11 hours consecutively in a 14-hour period after 10 consecutive hours off duty
  • More than 14 hours in a 24-hour period
  • 60 hours in a week-long period
  • 70 hours in an eight-day consecutive period

When a fatigued trucker injures someone on the road, the completely avoidable situation is undoubtedly tragic. While nothing can undo such damage, pursuing a personal injury case can hold trucking companies accountable and provide needed compensation for necessary recovery and elevation of quality of life.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of truck driver negligence, including truck driver fatigue, our attorneys are here for you.

We have more than 40 years of combined experience representing both insurance companies and injury victims. As such, there is no case for which we are not prepared. Our rigorous approach to discovery and investigation has obtained millions of dollars for clients and we are ready to bring it to your case, regardless of complexity.

To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Erie County lawyers, call 877-505-9548 or email the law firm.