To help prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue, the Department of Transportation limits the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road without taking a rest break. Unfortunately, trucking companies may encourage drivers to violate DOT regulations by assigning routes that cannot be covered while taking required rest breaks.
At the law firm of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we take truck safety very seriously. If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, our lawyers will take the time to investigate truck driver negligence such as failure to take rest breaks. From our office in Wallingford, we represent injured people in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, call 866-475-8805.
Connecticut Truck Accidents Caused By Driving Fatigue
Truckers are required to keep paper or electronic logbooks to show that they did not drive too long without taking a rest break. Our lawyers will take immediate steps to secure the driver logbook. To ensure that the entries have not been falsified, we will compare the hours driven with other evidence such as:
- Distances covered
- Meal and diesel fuel receipts
- Truck GPS records (if equipped)
- Tollway receipts
If we can prove that driver fatigue was a factor, the trucking company can incur significant liability.
Contact Our New Haven Truck Accident Attorneys
We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a truck accident attorney at our firm, call 866-475-8805 or contact us by email.