Determining Whether A Truck Driving Error Occurred

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 rests 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 logbooks 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 logbook 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.

A Lawyer Who Can Advise And Assist

From its office in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. 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 recover and once again become whole following a car accident, hospital malpractice injury or other tragedy.

We offer everyone we represent a free initial consultation. This includes home or hospital visits. We also handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we front the costs for expert services and only collect attorney fees during the event we win compensation for you.

Call 910-779-3135 to discuss your 18-wheeler accident lawyer. During a free initial consultation, lawyer Wade Byrd or one of our other attorneys will discuss your accident case and legal options with you, with no further obligation.