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Have you or someone you love been injured in a trucking accident? Trucking accidents can be one of the most devastating types of collisions due to the immense size and weight of trucks. At Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., our personal injury lawyers are highly knowledgeable about personal injury law, including how to secure results for trucking accident victims. Violations of trucking regulations should be taken seriously and irresponsible drivers should be brought to justice.

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Hour Of Service Regulations

Because of the risk they pose, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) heavily regulates what truckers can and cannot do. One of these regulations is called the hours of service regulations which specifies when and how long truck drivers can be on the road and when they must rest. The hours of service regulations are as followed:

  • Truckers can work up to a 14-hour day, however, they can only drive for 11 of these hours. The remaining three hours must be spent on meal or rest breaks.

  • After the 14-hour workday limit is reached, drivers must rest for at least 10 hours before returning to work.

  • Truckers also must take days off work at regular intervals. If a trucking company is open seven days a week a driver is only allowed to work 70 hours in an eight-day period before taking at least 34 consecutive hours off. Likewise, if a trucking company is open less than seven days a week than a driver is only allowed to work 60 hours in a seven-day period before taking 34 hours off.

When these rules are not followed the result is overworked, fatigued drivers who pose a higher risk to other drivers on the road. Sometimes drivers simply break these rules, however, in rare circumstances, these regulations are modified in times of national emergency, in order to help get supplies where they need to go faster, such as in the recent COVID-19 crisis. No matter the case, the result is the same, more tired truck drivers and more accidents. If you have been injured in an accident don’t wait to get started on your case today!

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

On any given day, you may share the road with a number of commercial trucks containing cargo or transporting goods across town. These trucks are required to follow strict regulations to keep drivers around them safe. However, when commercial trucks cause accidents, the results can be catastrophic. Truck drivers and trucking companies are expected to follow a long list of rules and if they fail, they should be held responsible.

Trucking accidents can be caused by the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Intoxicated driver
  • Poor road conditions
  • Driving errors
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper loading of the trailer
  • Improper maintenance of the truck or trailer

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The sooner you hire a Colorado Springs truck accident attorney to represent you, the better. We can begin investigating the accident, talking to witnesses and experts, and using our knowledge of the law to build a case on your behalf. Our legal team firmly believes in seeking justice on behalf of our clients and allowing you to recover while we work to secure compensation for your injuries.

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