San Diego Hours of Service Violation Lawyers
Because truck drivers spend long, consecutive hours on the road delivering goods across the country, there are federal laws that regulate the number of hours they can drive in certain periods of time. These regulations are in place to prevent fatigued-driving accidents. Unfortunately, many trucking companies force divers to operate their vehicles longer than they should or drivers fail to adequately follow the regulations, placing other motorists at risk of being involved in an accident and harmed as a result.
If you or someone you know has been in a truck accident with a trucker who was violating the hours of service laws, you may be eligible to obtain financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. For more information about your legal options, contact our San Diego hours of service violations lawyers of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123.
Hours of Service Laws
Eighteen wheelers or commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds when fully loaded, making them extremely dangerous to others in the event of an accident. You may be able to take legal action against these drivers or truck driving company if you were in an accident with a driver who was driving:
- More than 11 consecutive hours in a 14-hour time period
- More than 14 hours in a 24-hour time period
- More than 60 hours in a week or 70 hours in an eight-day period
- Starting a new shift without taking at least a 10-hour break
Violating these regulations can cause an innocent driver to suffer traumatic consequences from which they may have serious trouble recovering.
At Ritter & Associates, our San Diego hours of service violations lawyers are dedicated to helping you fight for financial compensation if you have been injured because of a negligent truck driver or trucking company. To learn more about your options, contact us today at (619) 296-0123.