Truck Accidents

Many companies use trucks and trailers of all sizes to transport the goods they sell. The trucks and trailers weigh much more than an automobile and when a collision occurs, it can leave the drivers and passengers of automobiles severely injured.

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has hours of service rules for commercial truck drivers:

-Drivers shall drive no more than 11 hours consecutively.
-Drivers should have no more than 14 hours of consecutive on-duty which includes loading or unloading the truck, maintenance and paperwork.
-Drivers should have no more than 60 hours on duty for the previous seven days or no more than 70 hours on-duty for the 8 previous days.

These rules were enacted to reduce fatigue-related accidents and improve driver health. Drivers must keep a log book which shows their off duty, sleeper berth, driving and on duty times. In accidents involving motor vehicles and trucks, the driver’s log books can be used to establish a case of driver negligence if the driver was not following the rules.

At Komar Law LLC in Chicago, our Trucking Accident Lawyers are experienced in litigating cases against negligent drivers and they have recovered millions of dollars for victims of all types of car accidents. They have even litigated trucking accidents involving accidents outside of the State of Illinois. Our attorneys work aggressively and diligently to recover the most amount for you and your family.

If you or someone in your family has been injured in a trucking accident, please contact our Truck Accident Defense Attorneys in Illinois immediately at 312-671-5555 for a free consultation. You only pay if we recover for you!