Claims Hours of Service Violations
There are strict hours of service regulations in Georgia that limit the period of time which commercial truck drivers may operate their vehicles. As such, commercial truck drivers can only operate a vehicle that is carrying property for a total of 11 hours after resting for 10 consecutive hours just prior to doing so. If commercial truck drivers are transporting passengers, on the other hand, they may only operate their vehicle for 10 hours after resting for a consecutive period of 8 hours.
Recovering Compensation with Hours of Service
When trucking companies allow or even encourage their drivers to violate these regulations, they may be held liable for any resulting accidents. Our Atlanta legal team is prepared to help you recover compensation from the responsible trucking company for their violation of service hours, including but not limited to compensation for the following:
- The full cost of medical and rehabilitative care you may require
- All of the income you are losing out on during your recovery
- Any diminishment to the quality of your life
Whatever the particulars of your claim happens to be, our Atlanta legal team is prepared to help you develop a legal strategy that is intended to help you recover compensation for the accident.
Consult with an Employer Negligence Attorney in Atlanta
At the Ausband & Dumont, our Atlanta employer negligence attorneys can help you understand exactly what legal obligations trucking companies are expected to comply with and to what degree they may be liable for your pain and suffering. To speak with one of our lawyers about the particular circumstances of your accident, please call our offices in Atlanta at (404) 812-0051 today.