Michigan Hours of Service Violations Lawyer
The Federal Motors Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, has enacted “hours of service” regulations that both truck and bus drivers must follow. These hours govern and limit the working hours of truck and bus operators, as well as set the minimum amount of time a driver must rest between and during shifts. These regulations help to prevent overworking truck and bus drivers because fatigued drivers have the potential to make devastating mistakes.
Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to properly enforce these rules, creating hazardous situations for the drivers and others on the road. If you or a loved one was injured by a large truck or bus due to a driver working outside his or her hours of service, you may qualify for compensation for your pain and suffering. For a free and confidential consultation, contact the Michigan hours of service violation attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587.
Dangers of Hours of Service Violations
According to the FMCSA, truck drivers should drive no more than 11 hours during a 14-hour shift and should work no more than 60 hours in a 7-day period. When a driver works beyond this amount, the chances for making careless errors increase dramatically. Many of these mistakes can involve innocent drivers nearby. This can lead to injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
If a truck or bus company has allowed their drivers to go beyond the legal hours of service, you can fight back in order to discourage this negligence in the future.
At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we hold irresponsible trucking companies liable for their careless actions. If you or someone you love was injured by bus or truck driver you suspect may have been overworked, contact the Michigan hours of service violation lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today.