The number of hours that a truck driver rests is not strictly personal business. Lack of alertness and attentiveness of the driver invariably has an impact on safety for all drivers who share the road with a semi tractor-trailer.
Driver fatigue is often cited as the reason for serious car and truck accidents. For this reason, there are federal and state rules that spell out how many hours a trucker can be on the road, after certain numbers of hours spent resting.
Truck-versus-car accidents naturally put the occupants of the car(s) at a disadvantage. A truck weighs many times the weight of any car. Truck wrecks involving cars very often result in catastrophic injuries, and fatalities, for drivers and passengers of the cars.
Perhaps you have arrived at this web page because you were injured or a family member was killed in a truck accident on Highway 17 or elsewhere in central California, such as in the San Jose or San Francisco areas. The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III , extends an invitation to you to call us and set an appointment for a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney.
Let us explain how we can help you pursue and obtain compensation for your accidental injuries if your car collided with a truck. Was the truck driver fatigued or otherwise negligent? An in-depth investigation can help determine the causes of your car-versus-truck accident.
A truck driver is legally required to maintain a log book detailing records of hours of rest and hours on the highway. Part of a thorough investigation after a truck accident is a review of the truckers log.
It is important to begin the investigation as soon as possible, during the time period when the truckers log is still available. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a San Jose truck driver fatigue attorney if you were injured in a trucking accident and understand the importance of discovering the cause of your accident.
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