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Hours-of-Service Violations

San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys Helping Protect Texas Motorists

Truckers and the trucking industry may oppose hours-of-service rules against driving too long, arguing that they interfere with their jobs, but these rules exist for a reason. The rules help to protect other drivers on the road.

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery has been representing people injured in truck accidents since 1990. We've handled nearly every type of trucking accident claim in our years of practice, including those that result from hours-of-service violations.

Contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 for a free initial consultation with our truck accident attorneys in San Antonio. We serve clients throughout the state of Texas.

Legal Representation when Truckers & Their Employers Break the Rules

In the trucking industry, a "comic book" is the logbook that truckers show law enforcement authorities to make it appear as though they're following hours-of-service rules. While not all truckers keep so-called comic books, their existence goes to show that the trucking industry often values profit over safety and in some cases, the trucker's employer will knowingly pressure or allow the trucker to violate hours-of-service.

Thankfully, it's getting more difficult for the trucking industry to violate hours-of-service rules. Electronic logbooks are the result of efforts to improve safety and compliance with the rules. But, not every truck has them and even if a truck does have an onboard electronic recorder, the hours-of-service rules can still likely be broken, depending on the circumstances.

Why Hours-of-Service Rules Matter

The hours-of-service rules boil down to preventing a trucker from falling asleep behind the wheel and causing an accident. Like any other type of truck accident case, we look for the cause and we strive to hold truck drivers and employers accountable for negligence. Our San Antonio-based truck accident lawyers offer compassionate legal guidance and aggressive advocacy backed by more than 100 years of combined experience.

For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call (210) 774-6445. We serve San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Corpus Christi, and all of Texas.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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