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Posted by: Joel A. Gordon & Associates on 10/15/2016

The Importance of an A Truck Accident Lawyer

The Importance of an A Truck Accident Lawyer
You are driving down a major Houston highway, and the day is wonderful. The next thing you know, you are in a horrific accident with a big rig. Your day just turned into a nightmare. If this happens, you will want a Houston truck accident lawyer representing you that knows every aspect of trucking laws. 

Safe driving hours

There are federal laws established allowing 18-wheeler drivers a certain amount of hours to drive on the road and hours to rest. These hours include:

  • 14 hour duty limit-10 hours rest after 14 hours duty
  • 11 hour duty limit-10 hours rest after 11 hours duty
  • 60/70 hour duty limit
Drivers push the limits
Businesses need loads delivered by a certain time. Due to traffic, the driver may be late. This causes them to push time over the limit to get loads delivered. 

Driver may also feel pressured to drive longer hours due to family at home. Money doesn't stretch as far as it did, and drivers need to make all they can to ensure their family has what it needs. 

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

If you have an accident with a big rig, you need a truck accident lawyer who knows all the regulations regarding these big trucks. A good attorney will check the trucks out thoroughly, check the log books, check the drivers credentials and any other information to find the fault. 

Don't let big trucking companies pull a fast one on you. If you find yourself in need of an experienced attorney, call one immediately.