There are few things more devastating than a truck accident. Most truck accidents are catastrophic. The memories of that moment can affect you for life — that’s why you need our help. We know that thousands of questions are going through your head, and you do not know where to start.
Your health is not good, you can’t work, you may have permanent physical damage, medical costs continue to rise, and you don’t know who will pay for all this.
You are concerned about your welfare and your family; all of this pain was caused by a careless driver. We at Angel Law Firm, PL have the expertise to handle truck accident cases in the Orlando area, and throughout the state. Let us advise so you can take control of your life.
What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?
Truck drivers are required to follow more regulations than other vehicles on the road because of how much catastrophic damage a truck can cause in the event of an accident.
One of these important rules is called the hours of service regulations which states how long a trucker can be on the road and when they must take rest or take breaks. In addition to protecting other motorists, these rules protects truck drivers from being too overworked by the company they work for. According to the hours of service regulations:
- Truck drivers can work up to 14 hours in a single day but can only drive for 11 hours
- Drivers must rest for at least 10 hours before starting a new workday
- Truck drivers must take days off at regular intervals
Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?
Liability after a truck accident isn’t always straightforward, in fact more often than not the actual driver of a truck is not the one held legally liable for an accident. Most often the truck company the driver works for is held liable. The main reason for this is that trucking companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to save their company time and money.
At times the truck driver is the one held liable, especially if the accident was directly caused by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. There are other parties that can be held liable, although it happens less often.
These parties include a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. The legal team at Angel Law Firm, PL is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and is ready to help you today.
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If you have been injured in a truck accident, we will help to protect their health and rights. We will fight to get the maximum compensation for your medical needs, lost wages, property damage, and future surgical or rehabilitative needs.
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