Truck Accidents Caused By Driving Log Violations
In the aftermath of a truck accident, it’s important to act quickly to collect and preserve evidence that may have a bearing on liability. One key issue is whether the driver took DOT-required rest breaks. Driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our attorneys understand the laws that apply to the interstate trucking industry. We also know how to uncover evidence of violations in truck accident cases. For a free consultation about tractor-trailer accidents in Wilmington and other communities in North Carolina, please call 910-338-9813.
Was Driver Fatigue A Factor In Your Truck Accident Case?
The Department of Transportation limits the number of hours a driver can stay on the road without taking a rest break. However, it is not unusual for drivers to falsely record rest breaks at times when they are actually on the road. It is not without reason that the driver logbook is commonly called a “cheat sheet.”
Our lawyers can often uncover driving hour log violations using the following types of evidence:
- Food and fuel receipts can tell us when and where the driver stopped
- Gas station receipts can tell us how much diesel fuel the driver used, which can tell us whether the truck was moving or stopped
- Ohio Turnpike receipts can tell us when a driver passed a toll plaza
- Truck GPS units, if equipped, can tell us when a truck was moving and how fast it is going at a particular moment in time
- Onboard electronic recorders can prevent false entries
Contact A Wilmington Truck Accident Lawyer
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping the victims of negligent truck drivers. For a free initial consultation with a Wilmington intersection accident attorney, contact us online or call 910-338-9813.