The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a set of regulations that govern the actions of commercial truck drivers who travel on U.S. roads. These regulations were put in place to ensure the safety of the drivers and the motorists who share the road with them. When regulations are not followed, it places innocent people at risk of serious injury.
The hours of service regulations provide strict guidelines regarding how long a driver is allowed to be on the road as well as the rest and sleep breaks that are required. The guidelines are designed to prevent truck driver fatigue and ensure that drivers are fully alert while they are behind the wheel. Semi-truck drivers who ignore these regulations and fall asleep at the wheel leave an 80,000-pound projectile to barrel down the road with no one at the controls.
If you have been injured in an accident that occurred because of driver fatigue or any other regulatory violation, you have the right to be fully compensated for your losses. Be sure you have a skilled trial lawyer with experience in these complex cases.
Dedicated Representation For Texas Truck Accident Victims
At the Barton Law Firm, we have substantial experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent truck drivers. We have a complete understanding of the law in these matters, and we know how to present a compelling argument in support of your right to damages.
We have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation and uncover the evidence necessary to win your case. We examine all of the police reports, witness statements and photos from the accident scene to gather as much information as we can about the cause of the accident. We also look into the backgrounds of the driver and his or her employer for previous violations. We use this information to present the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Truck Accident Claim With An Attorney
Contact our primary office in Houston to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney. You can reach us in the Houston area at 713-227-4747, toll free at 866-508-6174 or contact us via email for an appointment.