Professional truck drivers are required to adhere to certain standards and behaviors as part of their job. This includes a daily log that not only details how long they’re on the road and how much sleep they get on a regular basis, but also acts as a legal document in case of accidents. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, any driver log violations can be instrumental in getting you the damages you deserve. And Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. will help.
How is a Driver’s Log Important?
Legally, professional truck drivers are required to keep a daily log of their activities. This includes hours driven, miles covered and how many off-duty hours they took. They’re required to document their time and how it’s spent, and if a driver hasn’t been sleeping the appropriate amount, they can be held liable for driving while fatigued and causing the accident that injured you.
Log books are legal documentation, and one of the first things law enforcement officers look for in a semi-truck’s cab after an accident is the log book. A log book that isn’t up to date or shows that the driver has skipped necessary sleep or covered more miles than the legal speed limit allows is proof that the truck driver has been negligent.
What Does This Mean for Me?
You’re already dealing with getting medical treatment, replacing your car and the loss of income and earning potential. If a loved one was injured, you have to support them and cover the necessary costs for medical treatment and care. You have the right to seek damages to cover these costs and to repay you for your pain and suffering.
Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. knows how to handle injury cases and will help you build the best possible case when you’re seeking justice. It’s a lot of work to prove that you weren’t at fault, but that’s work we can do on your behalf. Contact us today and we’ll begin a free case evaluation to get you what you deserve.