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Truck Accidents Caused by Hours of Service Violation

Driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents. So in order to reduce fatigue-related truck accidents and ensure the safety of other drivers on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.

The purpose of these regulations is to prevent fatalities and injuries caused by truck drivers and their respective truck companies who push beyond safe and legal practices in order to meet deadlines faster and make a profit. However, there are various shortcomings to HOS regulations such as constant revisions and relying on commercial truck driver’s to report their own activities.

How Our Pocatello Personal Injury Attorneys Determine Violations

Fortunately, our legal team at May Rammell & Thompson understand what it takes to overcome HOS shortcomings. Our Pocatello personal injury lawyers can employ a variety of methods to investigate whether or not a trucker violated HOS rules.

The following are several methods of investigation we use:

  1. Compare driver logs to dispatch logs and trip receipts
  2. Compare the original and carbon copies of each logbook page
  3. Compare the number of miles recorded in the logbook to the amount paid for miles driven
  4. Examine fuel receipts and toll tickets
  5. Examine the electronic onboard recorder

If our investigation discovers any evidence that reveals HOS violations, we can build a strong case strategy to help prove negligence against the trucking company and truck driver. We understand how devastating impact of a truck accident can be and we will work with you to build the strongest legal case possible.

If you suffered an injury in an Idaho truck accident caused by a negligent trucker, contact us today.

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