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Were You Seriously Injured In A Truck Accident?

Truck drivers have limits set on the amount of time they can remain on the road before taking a break. These regulations are set by federal and state agencies in order to keep both the drivers and everyone else on the road safer, but far too many drivers push themselves past these limits in order to meet a deadline, because the trucking company pressured them to ignore the limits, etc. No matter the reason, driving beyond the set limits is a risky choice that can result in a catastrophic crash and serious injuries.

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If you were seriously injured in a truck accident with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, it’s important to hire the right legal representation to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. At Edwards Kirby, we have worked with countless injured victims, and through our efforts our Raleigh truck accident lawyers have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Contact us today to discuss your legal option with a member of our firm.

What Regulations Are Truck Drivers Required To Follow?

Truck drivers carrying either property or passengers are required to follow limits set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

Passenger Truck Drivers

  • Over a 7/8 day period, truck drivers are only permitted to stay on the road for 60/70 hours before taking an off-duty break of at least 34 straight hours.
  • After taking an eight-hour rest, truck drivers are only permitted to remain behind the wheel for up to 10 hours at a time.
  • After taking an eight-hour rest, truck drivers are only permitted to remain on duty for 15 hours. The rest period can include pulling off the road in order to use their mobile device, pulling over to eat, completing trip preparation, and unloading their vehicle.

Property Truck Drivers

  • Over a 7/8 day period, truck drivers are only permitted to stay on the road for 60/70 hours before taking an off-duty break of at least 34 straight hours.
  • Truck drivers are required to take at least a 30-minute break after working for eight hours straight.
  • After taking a 10-hour rest, truck drivers are only permitted to remain behind the wheel for 11 hours.
  • After taking a 10-hour rest, truck drivers are only permitted to remain on duty for 14 hours.

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Hire An Experienced Attorney Today

Our Raleigh truck accident attorneys at Edwards Kirby understand just how devastating a truck accident can be to both the injured victim and to their loved ones. If you were seriously injured because of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, call our firm at (919) 335-7005 today to discuss your legal options over the phone, or send us the details of your situation through our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t wait to find the representation you need – hire a firm you can trust.

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