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Truck accidents truly present the largest danger on our highways today. If you are involved in an auto accident with a semi-truck, it is equivalent to colliding with 20 cars – all at the same time. Obviously, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death are an all-too-common occurrence. At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, our Kissimmee and Daytona Beach-area semi-truck accident attorney handles personal injury lawsuits on behalf of clients throughout Central Florida. Our accident attorney has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients and we can help you too.
If you are an Orlando, Kissimmee, or Daytona Beach resident, injured in a semi-truck accident, contact personal injury attorney Frank M. Eidson today and schedule a free consultation. We will work closely with truck accident investigators and other experts to help ensure that justice is served.
State and federal trucking regulations govern the number of hours a truck driver may be in service. Because trucking companies are in the business of delivering products quickly, they often set unreasonable time frames for the semi-truck drivers to complete their routes. However, truck drivers must meet certain federal and state minimum requirements for time off and sleep to make sure they do not cause accidents.
If you are involved in a collision with a truck, we can investigate to see if driver fatigue or violation of these safety standards was a factor and obtain compensation for your injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, driver fatigue accounts for up to 40 percent of all semi-truck accidents. Driver fatigue and drowsiness can cause drivers to run off the road and swerve out of their lane.
The FMCSRs require truck drivers to set aside 10 hours out of every 24 hours to rest, and the total time a driver can be on duty is 14 hours. Truck drivers must stop driving after being on-duty for 60 hours in any seven-consecutive-day period or 70 hours in any eight-consecutive-day period. To minimize the risk of truck accidents, this cycle may be restarted only after the driver takes at least 34 consecutive hours off-duty.
At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson – serving Kissimmee and Daytona Beach-area victims – our semi-truck accident attorney will meticulously investigate your claim. We will hire experts in commercial trucking to conduct full audits of the drivers’ logs to determine whether hours of service violations and/or truck driver fatigue contributed to causing the truck accident. For a free case consultation and evaluation, contact our personal injury lawyer today.