Clarksburg Hours of Service Violations Lawyers
As with workers in virtually all other industries, truck drivers have very strict rules they must follow while they are on the clock. These restrictions are in place to protect not only the drivers, but also the other motorists who share the road with large trucks. When truck drivers violate the hours of service regulations they are legally required to follow, they are putting everyone around them in danger.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a commercial truck and you believe an hours of service violation may have played a part, please contact the Clarksburg hours of service violation attorneys at the Law Offices of David W. Frame by calling 800-352-9460 for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Hours of Service Laws
There are federal regulations in place to help ensure the safety of interstate traffic, and the state of West Virginia also has very specific laws in place to control the amount of time a truck driver can work on a daily and weekly basis. These laws state that a driver:
- Cannot exceed 11 continuous hours in a 14-hour work day
- Must rest 10 hours before driving again
- Cannot drive more than 77 hours in a 7-day period
When these laws are not followed, there can be costly penalties for the driver. If an accident occurs at the hands of a driver who has violated the hours of service regulations, victims may be able to take legal action against the driver or the trucking company.
Truck driver negligence that leads to exceeding the allowed number of working hours can have a devastating effect on innocent drivers and passengers. If you or someone you love has been a victim of this sort of reckless behavior, contact the Clarksburg hours of service violations attorneys at the Law Offices of David W. Frame by calling 800-352-9460 for information about seeking the compensation you may deserve.