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Fatigue Related Truck Accident Attorney in Elsemere, DE

Collisions Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue | Violation of Hour Regulations | Excessive Time on the Road | Failure to Take Required Breaks

Because of concerns about the ability of over-the-road truckers to safely respond to unexpected conditions when they are tired, federal regulations set limits on how many consecutive hours a trucker may be on the road, as well as how much time over a given 24-hour period a trucker may be behind the wheel. Unfortunately, in efforts to maximize profits and income, trucking companies and their employees often ignore or intentionally violate these requirements. Far too often, the consequences are deadly.

If you or someone you love has been injured or even killed by a truck driver suffering from unnecessary fatigue, attorney Michael J. Hood can help you get full and fair compensation for all your losses.

At the office of Michael J. Hood, LLC, we have aggressively fought for the rights of personal injury victims in Delaware since 1982. Our clients appreciate the direct approach we take. They know that we will carefully explain the “ins and outs” of their case, as well as the laws and procedures that apply. We will take the time to learn exactly what happened to you, as well as what you need, so that we can give you a thorough evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, a realistic appraisal of what you can expect to recover and an honest assessment of your likelihood of success.

Contact our office online or call us at (302) 777-1000 to set up an appointment. There is no charge or obligation for your first visit.

Recovering Damages for Injuries Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

Under federal regulations, truckers hauling property may not drive more than a certain number of hours consecutively after coming off duty, and may not drive more than a specified amount of time during any 24-hour period.

As your counsel in a claim for injuries sustained in a truck accident, one of our first steps will be to request copies of all driving logs so that we can verify compliance with federal regulations. Because we know that these logs can contain false or inaccurate information, we will also demand supporting documentation, such as gas, lodging and meal receipts or credit card statements.

We represent people who have suffered any type of injury, including serious and catastrophic loss, and handle wrongful death claims. We will help you pursue compensation for lost wages and income, medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, and other losses.

Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Hood, LLC

At our office, every prospective client receives a free case evaluation. For a confidential consultation, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. Our office is open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to your home or the hospital if necessary.

Michael J. Hood represents injury victims across Delaware including Wilmington, Newark, Middleton, Seaford, Laurel, Milford, Brookside, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, Elsmere, Edgemoor, New Castle, Chester, Springfield, West Chester and Broomall. Also serving New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County in Delaware.