A truck driver often feels pressure to transport more goods farther and faster — leading to the temptation to drive while fatigued. Federal safety standards requiring that a driver rest often enough are intended to protect truck drivers, other drivers and passengers on the road from the possibility that a truck driver will operate a vehicle without adequate rest.
Truckers are required by law to keep log books in which they record hours of rest, hours of driving, routine maintenance, safety checks and other information verifying compliance with trucking regulations. If you were seriously injured or if a family member was killed in a trucking accident, it is important to have a personal injury attorney evaluate your potential case for compensation as soon as possible, while the truck driver's log is still accessible.
Some truck drivers attempt to circumvent the laws requiring them to get certain amounts of rest. One way they may do this is to keep two logbooks: one as the "official" version, and another telling what really happened. Another way they attempt to get around the log book rule is by destroying their logbooks as soon as they are legally allowed to do so. This will not be an effective defense against an injury claim if the injured person or his or her lawyer reviews the logbooks in a timely manner.
Talk to a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after a crash to learn your rights and explore legal options after you have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a truck accident. Find out if driver fatigue or reckless driving was the real cause of the accident.
After a Crash in Fayetteville or Raleigh, Truck Accident Lawyer Wade Byrd Can Advise and Assist
The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd has helped injury victims regain control of their lives by holding negligent persons or entities accountable in courts of law. Our personal injury attorneys can help you pick up the pieces of your life after an auto accident, hospital malpractice or other tragedy has torn it apart.
We offer a free initial consultation, including home or hospital visits. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we front the costs of expert testimony and only collect attorney fees if we win compensation for you.
Call 910-323-2555 to discuss your 18-wheeler accident lawyer. Lawyer Wade Byrd or another attorney with our law firm will discuss your accident case and legal options with you, with no further obligation. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.