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Truck Driver Fatigue

Chicago Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Attorney

An 80,000 lb. truck traveling down the highway at 70 miles per hour has an enormous amount of momentum. If the truck driver is fatigued or asleep at the wheel, that truck becomes a weapon capable of causing tremendous damage.

Each Chicago truck driver fatigue accident lawyer of The Horwitz Law Group represents clients injured in truck accidents caused by truck driver fatigue. We hold all liable parties responsible when a truck driver’s negligence causes harm to others. The driver is only the most obvious person who bears responsibility for an accident caused by driver fatigue. The trucking company itself may also bear legal responsibility if it failed to comply with federal regulations or if its schedules and payment structures encouraged drivers to remain behind the wheel while dangerously fatigued.

Violation of Hours of Service Regulations

Truck drivers must comply with federal hours of service regulations that specify:

  • The total number of hours a driver can drive in a day
  • The total consecutive hours a driver can be on duty in a day
  • The total number of hours a driver can drive during a week
  • The number of consecutive hours a truck driver must spend off duty between duty shifts

Our Chicago truck accident lawyers will review the truck driver’s logbook and seek data from trucks equipped with an electronic control module (black box data recorder) or satellite tracking system to determine whether the driver was in compliance with hours of service regulations. We will also gather information on the trucking company’s policies to determine if they tacitly encouraged drivers to violate hours of service limits.

Our law firm knows the trucking industry. We know how to investigate truck accidents and how to build a solid and persuasive case for our clients.

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To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact The Horwitz Law Group. We have the experience and skill needed to succeed in complex truck accident claims.


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