Wisconsin Hours of Service Violations Attorney
Being a truck driver is not easy, as this job requires hours upon hours behind the wheel. Because of the physical and mental demands of this career, truck drivers are supposed to be allowed a certain amount of time to sleep and recover from their driving. Unfortunately, some trucking companies are negligent in allowing drivers to rest and instead require that they perform their jobs in an unmanageable and unsafe amount of time.
Hours of service violations for truck drivers can easily lead to driver fatigue and subsequent truck accidents. If you or someone you care about has been injured by a fatigued truck driver because his or her trucking company violated the hours of service, you could qualify for financial compensation. Contact the experienced Wisconsin hours of service violations attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for more information.
Hours of Service Laws
According to national law, every truck driver must follow certain rules regarding the amount of time they can spend on the road. The law mandates the following for truck drivers:
- Cannot operate a truck over 14 consecutive hours
- Must take a 10-hour time-off break between shifts, including a mandated 8 hours in their sleeping berths
- Cannot drive more than 60 hours in 7 consecutive days
- Cannot drive more than 70 hours in 8 consecutive days
These rules are important for protecting the safety of truck drivers as well as anyone else on the road. If violations of these laws lead to a truck accident for you or someone you love, you might qualify for monetary compensation from the negligent trucking company that allowed or required the violations.
If you believe that a trucking company violated its hours of service regulations and you were injured as a result, we can help you fight back. Contact the qualified Wisconsin hours of services violations lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about our legal services.