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What should I do if I am involved in a Bellevue truck accident where Hours of Service regulations were broken?

A: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes Hours of Service regulations for truck drivers. The Washington State Patrol enforces these regulations for commercial truckers. The regulations restrict the number of hours a trucker can drive in a week, and they also limit consecutive hours driven. 

If you are involved in an accident with a trucker who was violating these regulations, you may be entitled to compensation. The regulations are in place to protect both truckers and other motorists.  Violating these regulations puts lives at risk. Regardless of who was labeled as "at-fault" in the accident, if a trucker was violating Hours of Service regulations, it may be wise to speak with a Bellevue truck accident lawyer about your legal options. 

Involved in a trucking accident? You may want to consult a Bellevue truck accident attorney toll free at 1-800-318-0502. Our free book,  The Biggest Mistakes Washington Drivers Make in an Auto Accident, can be ordered over the phone or on our website.