New Jersey Truck Accident Attorney
Negligent scheduling by trucking companies can be the cause of driver fatigue and aggressive driving, which are major causes of truck crashes in New Jersey. The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has specific hours-of-service regulations which are designed to place limits on the time and duration commercial motor vehicle drivers may drive. Strict regulations regarding hours-of-service ensure truck drivers get the necessary rest to drive safely.
Most truck drivers adhere to safety regulations, however, there is the potential for trucking companies to push drivers beyond safe limits. The regulations which are in place govern the number of hours a driver can be on the road as well as the documentation or logs that a driver must keep on record in order to prove adherence to the regulations. Any trucking company has obligation to ensure its drivers follow these rules.
Drivers may sometimes feel pressured to drive extra hours because of company incentives such as mileage incentives; the more miles they drive, the more money they make. They may even be in fear of losing their job if they do not meet the company deadlines, even if it is unrealistic. But, the temptation for drivers to drive longer hours and take fewer breaks, in order to make more money, puts all other motorists on the road at great risk.
When you are involved in a truck accident, knowing the regulations governing commercial trucks on our highways is essential to the success of your truck accident case. Truck accident attorney Jeffrey S. Hark at Hark & Hark understands the dangers of driver fatigue and the regulations governing this issue. We are confident we can fight for your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
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Hark & Hark, our truck accident attorney Jeffrey S. Hark knows that a truck accident may be complex. Jeffrey S. Hark is highly qualified to handle accidents involving negligent company scheduling. If you suspect you have an injury due to a negligent company scheduling, and need to talk to a legal professional, call us. At Hark & Hark, we work on a contingency basis which means you pay only if we win your case. You have the right to seek financial compensation. Call now to obtain the representation you deserve.