Driver Fatigue Accident Injury Lawyer
Federal regulations provide strict guidelines concerning how long a truck driver may stay behind the wheel. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) limits truck drivers to 11 hour driving shifts, but only after 10 consecutive hours off work. Eight hours should also be spent sleeping. Basically, only 14 hours of driving are allowed in any 24-hour period.
Too often, trucking companies place pressure on drivers to go farther and faster to deliver freight more often and earn more money. This not only breaks the law, it contributes to driver fatigue, and substantially increases the risks of catastrophic accidents. If you or a loved one were involved in a trucking accident and you believe driver fatigue was a contributing factor, call or send an online message to Stockbridge personal injury lawyer Darrell T. Farr.
Legal Help for Henry County Trucking Accidents
Truck driver fatigue poses a tremendous threat to those who share the road. When an exhausted truck driver causes an accident, both the driver and the trucking company may be liable for damages. This is such a significant issue that DOT regulations require truck drivers to keep an updated written record of their rest, sleep and driving periods. Drivers and companies sometimes falsify these logs in order to squeeze out more driving time each day.
Henry County personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr has almost three decades of experience practicing law in Georgia, and he has learned a few things. You can be assured he knows how to investigate a truck accident scene and where valuable evidence can be found to prove negligence and driver fatigue.