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Looking at the “Hours of Service” and their role in truck accident litigation, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the so-called Hours of Service rules, which are administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Hours of Service rules are an important area to consider for those pursuing a personal injury claim following a truck accident. In any personal injury claim, motorists are required to provide evidence for four basic elements: duty; breach; causation; and harm

Looking at the “Hours of Service” and their role in truck accident litigation

Driver fatigue, like distracted driving and drunken driving, is a serious safety problem on the roadway.  Like these other forms of driver impairment, driver fatigue prevents motorists from being fully present to the task of driving and puts other motorists at risk of harm. The risk is heightened when the driver is operating a commercial motor vehicle.

What's so dangerous about distracted driving?

Just about everyone has felt the urge to text or talk on their phone while driving. In fact, there are many people who act upon this urge on a regular basis. While most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, most don't truly understand the extent of this danger. Here is some information about the many perils of distracted driving. 

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