Green Bay Truck Accident Lawyers
Large commercial trucks are very powerful vehicles with the power to cause large amounts of damage, should they be manufactured or operated unsafely. Even seemingly minor errors can be devastating in large truck operation. These vehicles, thought not a major element of daily traffic, remain a necessary part of our nation’s infrastructure. Because of this, they are always present on roads and highways.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident that was caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, then you may have the right to claim compensation. The Green Bay truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you take legal action today. Call our offices at 800-242-2874 to schedule a consultation.
Truck Driver Fatigue
Unfortunately, because of the size and structure of large commercial trucks, devastating accidents can be caused by many different things. Instances of driver error, including drunk driving, reckless driving, and drowsy driving all can result in a deadly accident.
However, in some instances, trucking companies that violate regulations or fail to train drivers properly can be found at fault for serious truck accidents. Currently, commercial truck drivers must comply with the following:
- 11-Hour Limit: Truckers may not drive more than 11 hours after a 10 hour off-duty period
- 14-Hour Limit: Truckers may not drive beyond the 14 consecutive hour of being on-duty, following a 10 hour off-duty time period
- 60/70 Hour On-Duty Limit: Truckers must take 34 or more consecutive hours off-duty before driving again after a 7/8 consecutive day on-duty period. They also cannot drive beyond the 60/70 hour of on-duty time during 7/8 consecutive days.
However, if a negligent trucking company does not enforce these regulations, drivers may still suffer from extreme fatigue while on the job. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck wreck caused by truck driver fatigue, then you may be able to claim compensation for injuries, property damage, and more.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck or 18-wheeler accident, then you may have the right to claim damages. The Green Bay truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can provide you with the dedicated legal support you need to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.
Truck Accidents FAQs
How do you know if a truck driver was over their driving time regulations?
Typically, some sort of logging system is used to keep track of truckers’ driving hours. Some trucking companies use a timesheet to record shipments and driving times as a way to regulate business and keep track of deadlines. Additionally, many large trucks have electronic control modules integrated into their engine systems. The modules record driving data and can show driving time. This data, with the driving logs, helps trucking companies make sure that their drivers are following time regulations. If you are injured in a truck accident, the trucking company may try to hide their driving data to keep you from filing a claim against them. The attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier will work quickly and diligently to get the data you need to form a strong case.
What is a truck’s “no-zone”?
“No-zone” is the term used to refer to the blind spots of a large truck or 18-wheeler. These blind spots are much larger and potentially more dangerous than the blind spots of a normal passenger vehicle. If a car is driving in a truck’s no-zone, it is very difficult for the driver to see them and increases the chance that an accident could occur. Truck drivers are trained on when and how to adequately check their blind spots, in order to reduce the chance of an accident. If you were injured in an accident caused by a truck driver’s failure to check their no-zones, you may be entitled to financial compensation and should contact the car accident attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier immediately.
How do I know if a trucking company is liable for my truck accident?
If you were involved in a truck accident with a driver that operates under a larger trucking company, the company will most likely be the one paying your compensation. If the driver was acting within the scope of their employment, the company is liable for any damage they may cause. However, if the driver was operating under the influence, off the clock, or in any matter outside the scope of their employment, they may be personally liable for any accidents they cause. The attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier have a great deal of experience in handling truck accidents. We will evaluate your case and determine which party should be held accountable for your injuries.