Hours of Service Rules for 18-Wheeler Drivers

July 6, 2016

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We recently issued a seven-part series detailing the Hours of Service requirements that are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act rules.  The series includes:

  1. Truck Accident Lawyer — Scope Of Hours Of Service Rules
  2. Houston Truck Injury Attorneys — Adverse Driving Conditions
  3. Best Texas 18 Wheeler Injury Lawyers? – Maximum Truck Driving Time
  4. 18 Wheeler Injury Laws – Maximum Driving Time For Trucks Carrying Passengers
  5. Truck Accidents & Injuries — Driver’s Record Requirements
  6. Houston Truck Injury Lawyer – Truckers Declared Out Of Service Cause Injury
  7. 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer — Truck Recording Devices

A truck injury lawyer who helps victims nationwide can help you and your family secure maximum compensation for your 18 wheeler injury or wrongful death case.  Morrow & Sheppard LLP are Houston attorneys who represent victims and families all around the country.  We provide free consultations to everyone, and we only get paid when our clients win.

How Much Does A Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?

At Morrow & Sheppard, we take cases on a contingency fee.  That means we front all case expenses and only get paid when our clients win.

How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Ah, the most common question our Houston truck injury lawyers hear–and, unfortunately, the one that is almost impossible to answer.

The value of every case is affected by literally thousands of factors.  The facts often include age and occupation of victims; nature of injuries; number of vehicles involved; where the accident occurred; when the accident occurred, jurisdiction where suit will be fired, what trucking, bus, or other operating companies are involved; who the insurance carriers are; and the trucker or driver’s driving and work history–and that’s just to name a few.

What is almost always true is that 18 wheeler and commercial vehicle accident cases involve serious injuries.  If you can prove that the truck or commercial vehicle is at fault, most cases of this type are worth at least $10,000.  Other cases involving serious injuries such as closed head injuries, amputation, back or neck surgery, or wrongful death, may be worth millions of dollars.

In trucking lawsuits involving serious injuries, the amount you really can expect to recover may be limited by how much insurance the trucking company has.  The minimum insurance for 18 wheeler trucks can vary from $750,000 to $5 million.

Best Houston Truck Injury Lawyers?

Who are the best 18 wheeler lawyers in Houston?  We leave that up to you.

But what we can tell you is that our experienced truck accident lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard, it is our privilege to represent victims and families affected by 18 wheeler and commercial truck accidents nationwide.  We handle both serious personal injury and wrongful death trucking lawsuits.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident, please fill out our online evaluation or call us at 800-489-2216 to learn more about your legal rights.

We will provide a free and confidential consultation so that you can make an informed decision.  You will not be obligated to hire us.  But if you do, we will only get paid if you win.

Get a Free Case Review by Calling Morrow & Sheppard Now.

We’re available 24/7.

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