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Birmingham Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyer

Commercial Trucking Litigation-Driver Fatigue

Driving drowsy can be an important factor in truck accident cases. Many trucking companies provide financial incentives for their drivers to deliver goods farther and faster. When this leads a tired driver to stay on the road longer than he or she should, both the driver and the trucking company can be held responsible.

At Riley & Jackson, P.C., we handle truck accident cases involving issues
such as driver fatigue and overloaded trucks. We offer a free initial
consultation to discuss your case.

Was the Driver Fatigued?

Hours-of-service regulations put limits on how long truck and other
commercial vehicle drivers may drive without taking a rest break. We
often see cases in which drivers stay on the road longer than they
are allowed to do so by law.

Department of Transportation regulations require that a driver log be
maintained with the vehicle to show that the driver complied with hours-
of-service regulations. However, truck drivers may insert false entries to
show they were resting when in fact they were still on the road.

There are ways to determine if the truck driver complied with hours-of-service requirements. Many trucks are equipped with on-board computers and GPS units, which can provide such information as the truck's location and speed. If the GPS shows the truck was driving 70 miles an hour on I-65 when the driver claimed to be resting at a truck stop, your case just became a whole lot stronger. We can also compare the log entries with mileage calculations to determine whether the driver's entries indicate "speeding on the log".

For More Information About Truck Driver Negligence

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation with our Birmingham truck driver fatigue attorneys, please call 205-879-5000 or send us an e-mail via this website.

Birmingham Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyers

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The attorneys of Riley & Jackson, P.C., serve clients in civil litigation throughout Alabama, including Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Homewood, Pelham, Irondale, Cahaba Heights, Montgomery, Prattville, Mobile, Huntsville, Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Dothan, Troy, Gadsden, Cullman, Decatur, Athens, Selma, Fort Payne, Scottsboro, Talladega, Jefferson County, Shelby County, Montgomery County, Madison County, Walker County, Mobile County, Baldwin County, Tuscaloosa County, Lee County, Dallas County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Clay County, Randolph County, Calhoun County, Winston County, Bibb County, Escambia County, Greene County, Pickens County, DeKalb County, Jackson County, Blount County, Cullman County, Chilton County, Morgan County, Limestone County and Butler County.


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3530 Independence Dr.

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-879-5000

Fax: 205-879-5901

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