Hours of Service Violations
Helping Clients in St. Louis Fight for Fair Compensation
Commercial truck drivers are required to operate their vehicle no more than 60 hours per 7 days. They also require break periods where they must be off duty. When drivers fail to adhere to these federal regulations, they are less likely to drive safely, putting other drivers at risk. If you were injured by a truck driver, call The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyer can help you successfully bring a lawsuit against the appropriate parties and obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Call (618) 441-0163 now or contact The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC online to schedule your free consultation.
Why Hours Regulations Exist
Because fatigued driving is so dangerous, commercial drivers are under strict guidelines to ensure they are well-rested enough to safely operate their large vehicle. However, some trucking companies create such tight deadlines that getting adequate sleep is nearly impossible for their employees, and that’s without considering the potential issues they may encounter on the way to their destination.
Drowsy driving can lead to:
- Less ability to pay attention to the road
- Slower reaction times when braking or steering
- Impaired ability to make good decisions
When those complications are paired with a heavy vehicle traveling at high speeds, the consequences can be catastrophic. At The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC, we understand the strains these drivers face, and we can help to hold their employers accountable for their greedy, unsafe business practices.
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