Trucking companies tend to push their drivers to the limit to meet tight delivery schedules and secure maximum profits. However, drivers of commercial trucks are limited to working no longer than 14 hours straight, and only 11 hours of those hours may be driving hours. According to federal regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a truck driver must take at least a 10-hour break between driving shifts. Still, fatigued and drowsy driving can occur even if regulations are followed.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other big rig, it is important to seek the legal counsel of an experienced motor vehicle injury lawyer immediately.
Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, is a team of experienced personal injury attorneys that seeks maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims. Call us at 800-652-6137 for a free consultation.
Consult A Personal Injury Lawyer Before Accepting An Insurance Offer
Our team of proven litigators can protect your rights and aggressively pursue your maximum injury compensation. At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, our Los Angeles and Oakland injury lawyers represent victims throughout California, and we have obtained verdicts and settlements exceeding $200 million on behalf of victims and their families.
Following a consultation, case evaluation and independent investigation, we can begin to build your case for compensation, which may include recovery for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
With our representation, you may be able to recover financial compensation for past and future damages. We offer free initial consultations, and we pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Did A Fatigued Truck Driver Cause Your Accident? We Can Find Out.
We examine the data on the truck’s electronic onboard recorder as well as the driver’s logbook to determine if the driver or trucking company has a history of driving hour violations or other driving violations, and if the driver was likely fatigued at the time of your accident. Our attorneys work closely with accident reconstructionists and industry experts to determine negligence in the crash.
We will discover the exact cause of the accident and prepare a solid case to prove negligence in court, if necessary, but we will strive to obtain your maximum recovery through settlement with the hopes of achieving closure on your case and your long-term financial stability in a cost-effective manner.
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To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys in the San Francisco or Los Angeles area, please email or call us at 800-652-6137.