Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyer in Erie, Pennsylvania
PA Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Represents Commercial Truck Accident Victims
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. This can result in truck accidents and catastrophic injuries – or even death.
Federal Regulations on Truck Drivers
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. The truth is that a truck accident can do far more damage than a car accident or a motorcycle accident because trucks are simply bigger. 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.
Contact an Erie County, PA Truck Accident Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured because of truck driver negligence, including truck driver fatigue, the skilled truck accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. 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 the same winning approach to your case, regardless of complexity.
To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Erie County lawyers, call 814-833-7100 or email the law firm.