Truck Driver Was Too Tired to Drive

Check out this video to learn about regulations regarding truck driver fatigue in a truck accident in Florida. Then call Perenich Law Injury Attorneys for a free consultation.

Does it affect my accident injury case if the truck driver was too tired to drive?

When I’m asked does it matter if the truck driver was too tired to be driving the truck and could that have played a role in the causation of a trucking accident, the answer is absolutely. In interstate trucks, trucks that drive state to state or across state lines, there is a federal rule and regulation that requires those drivers in general, they cannot be driving that vehicle more than 11 hours. They can’t be driving it more than eight continuous hours either without a 30-minute break. Drive fatigue we find is absolutely one of the causes of these types of serious trucking accidents that many times cause very serious injuries to innocent people and sometimes even death to them.

Federal law requires a limitation in those hours to make sure that drivers are not fatigued. The drivers have to keep logbooks of those hours that they’re driving and they’re on the road. If you have any questions at all about whether you are entitled to compensation against a trucking company, either the owner of the truck or the truck driver himself or herself that was driving that vehicle, because you believe that they may have been too tired to be behind the wheel, contact us here at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys. We will investigate that and advise you of what your rights are so that we can obtain the highest amount of compensation for you and your family.

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