Truck Driver’s Hours of Service Regulations

Truck driving can be an exhausting profession. It requires drivers to be on the road for long hours and at strange times. The number of hours a trucker can drive is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but many drivers figure out ways to falsify information and blow past these regulations. They have a number of incentives for doing so. Truck drivers are employed by large trucking companies that pressure them to meet deadlines, even if it means driving while exhausted. Additionally, most drivers are paid by the hour, encouraging them to work longer and earn more money. When truck drivers operate longer than they are supposed to and do not get enough sleep, they become dangerous to themselves and everyone else driving around them. Fatigued drivers are not good drivers and the chances of an accident occurring increases greatly.

Accidents involving large commercial vehicles are often devastatingly disastrous. The large size and power of the vehicles enable them to be very destructive against passenger vehicles. The result of a trucking accident could leave victims in physical pain, emotional distress, and with expensive medical bills. If you were injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys of the [firm-name] understand how overwhelming it can be to recover from a serious accident. Compensation may not be able to fix your injuries, but it can take away the financial burden so that you and your family can focus on healing.

Hours of Service Regulations

As previously stated, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlines the regulations that truck drivers must follow. These regulations are as follows:

  • Drivers may not drive over a maximum of 11 hours after a consecutive ten hours off-duty
  • Drivers may not drive beyond 14 consecutive hours after coming on duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14 hours
  • Drivers may drive only if eight hours or less has passed since the end of a driver’s last off-duty or sleep period of at least 30 minutes.
  • Drivers may not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.
  • Drivers must take at least eight consecutive hours to sleep, plus an additional two consecutive hours off-duty

Hours of Service Regulations exist to keep truck drivers and those around them safe while on the road. When these regulations are not followed, drivers are neglecting their responsibility and the lives of those around them.

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If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent and fatigued truck driver, contact one of the qualified attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. We have the experience and knowledge needed to represent you at every stage of the legal process and get you the compensation you need. To discuss the details of your case, contact our office at (401) 751-8855 today.

Posted by admin at 5:19 pm

Personal injury accident in Plainville; police officer injured

Authorities arraigned Robert Camara, Jr., 38,  at Wrentham District Court on Monday, January 9. He faces seven charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Camara faces the charges following a vehicular accident that injured Plainville police officer Todd Holbrook.

The incident under discussion occurred around 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 8 when employees at a Target store saw Camara trying to steal DVD players. Camara left the store after employees called the police. Plainville police officer Todd Holbrook chased Camara in the parking lot, but Camara was able to get inside his vehicle before Holbrook could catch up to him. Camara purposefully ran over Holbrook in his attempt to escape. Police officers were able to catch up to Camara and took him under custody.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd. provide legal services for our clients in the state of Massachusetts. We handle personal injury accident and wrongful death cases. Call our offices today at (401) 751-8855. to learn more about your options.

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President Obama’s dog bites White House guest

On Monday, a family friend of the Obamas was visiting the White House when she was bitten in the face by Sunny, one of President Obama’s two adopted dogs. The bite was out of character for the four year old Portuguese Water Dog, a breed which is considered to be great for family households. While the visiting 18-year-old girl bent down to kiss the dog on the cheek, Sunny unexpectedly lashed out and left a small wound that required stitches from the White House doctor.

Many states stipulate that dog owners can only be held liable for a dog bite injury if they knew the dog was capable of behaving in a way that is likely to cause harm. The dog bite suffered by the family friend was irregular, as Portuguese Water Dogs do not generally exhibit intimidating or aggressive behavior. Although the bite resulted in a facial injury, the lack of knowledge by the White House and the Obamas that Sunny would react in a hostile way means that the incident is unlikely to constitute negligence.

Nevertheless, this goes to show that dogs can be unpredictable and may unexpectedly attack. Not all dog bite cases are as benign as this one was, and sometimes dog attacks can lead to hospitalization. The Providence dog bite injury attorneys at Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD are well versed in dog bite cases and can guide you through the legal process of determining liability if you’ve been hurt by someone else’s dog. Do not hesitate to contact our Rhode Island offices at (401) 751-8855.

Posted by admin at 7:16 pm

Medical malpractice suit follows after slow removal of lithium batteries

Florida parents Cole Parsons and Courtney Thorne filed a medical malpractice suit on Wednesday, December 28. They filed against Jacksonville-based Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Dr. David Smith. The parents are claiming their baby suffered severe burns from the lithium battery she ingested because the physician took around five hours to remove said battery from the baby’s body.

According to data from the National Capital Poison Center, over 1,900 children swallowed button batteries in 2015. Among these cases, there were 20 deadly incidents in children younger than six. Parsons said other doctors noted their daughter may need continuous treatment to mend her esophagus. Because of the wounds in her esophagus lining, she can eat only pureed food.

Let our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd. fight for you if you were the victim of a personal injury accident in Rhode Island. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at 401-751-8855. This time is stressful, but we can file the appropriate lawsuit for your case.

Posted by admin at 8:27 pm

Five hospitalized due to gas explosion at rowing machines manufacturer

A gas explosion at Warren, Rhode Island-based indoor rowing machines manufacturer WaterRower on Wednesday, December 7 resulted in two people getting burns, according to Warren Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli.

Galinelli said the injuries that the two people obtained were not life-threatening. Aside from the two people who got burned, three other individuals were hospitalized due to trauma. Investigators have attributed the explosion to a buildup of gas at the facility.

A rowing machine manufactured by the company has been shown in the Netflix drama series House of Cards.

We at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD are dedicated to the pursuit of justice for the injured. If you have been the victim of an injury you got during work in the state of Rhode Island, you can hire our legal services by calling our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

Posted by admin at 5:58 pm

Collision between RIPTA bus and three vehicles hurts four

A crash that involved a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus and three vehicles on Saturday, December 3 on the Claiborne Newport Pell Bridge resulted in the injuries in two children.

A video from NBC 10 News, which showed the front and the side of the bus that figured in the Memorial Day weekend accident, gave us a glimpse of the bus moving along Newport traffic that was backed up in the right lane. It crashed into the line of vehicles, making a Nissan sedan turn slightly and crushing its trunk into the back seat. A pickup truck and a convertible were also damaged in the pileup.

RIPTA did not answer queries about who was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident. Names were blacked out in their submitted statements to the police.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd., who provides legal services to our clients in the state of Rhode Island, handle personal injury accident cases involving bus and truck accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

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Assault by vehicle leaves Providence woman with injuries

Armais Kocharov went into police custody after he ran over his girlfriend with his vehicle. Both of the people are from Providence, Rhode Island. The assault occurred last Sunday, November 20.

The Central Falls Police Department and Central Falls Fire Department responded around 2 in the morning. They found a maroon Nissan Maxina parked at the intersection of Cowden Street and Fletcher Street. Also, they discovered the victim underneath the vehicle. Apparently, the two were arguing prior to her getting run over with the vehicle by her boyfriend.

The Central Falls Fire Department used air bags and wooden blocks to lift the car off the victim. She sustained severe leg and torso injuries and went to Rhode Island Hospital for the immediate treatment of her injuries.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd. receive national recognition for our expertise in personal injury accident cases. If you sustained injuries during a personal injury accident in Rhode Island due to the negligent actions of others, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at 401-751-8855.

Posted by admin at 5:59 pm

17 vehicles damaged by driver who lost control

One person had been hospitalized after an accident occurred at the Grecio Honda lot on Hartford Avenue on Route 6 in Johnston, Rhode Island on Sunday, November 6 at around 4:30 a.m.

According to preliminary investigations, a lone vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole before rolling over onto a parking lot, causing damage to 17 vehicles.

Part of Route 6 had to be closed to public traffic while police officers conducted an investigation into the incident and maintenance crew members cleaned the area.

Grecio Honda company officials declined to comment on the matter.

Our personal injury accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd., who provide legal services in the state of Rhode Island, handle personal injury accident matters involving birth injuries, auto accidents, dangerous products, dog bite injury, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, slip and fall injury, truck accidents, and wrongful death. Call our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

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Motorcyclist involved in fatal accident may be charged with more offenses: Johnston police

The Johnston Police Department in Rhode Island, in cooperation with the Johnston medical examiner’s office and the state Attorney General, is set to decide whether 64-year-old John Palermo, who has already been charged with two felony counts of personal injury resulting and driving to endanger for his involvement in the death of two individuals and the injuring of one other in a motorcycle accident, should face additional charges.

Palermo allegedly crashed into a propane grill at a pig roast along Angelico Street on August 19, causing an explosion that killed two and hurt another.

Johnston Police Chief Dan Parillo said on Wednesday, November 2 that if Palermo, who is also facing charges of one misdemeanor count of driving to endanger, personal injury resulting, and finally a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, should be found out to have directly caused the deaths of the victims in the motorcycle accident, more charges would be heaped on him.

The thoughts of our attorneys at Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. go out to the victims and their loved ones, as well as wish the injured party a quick recovery.

Posted by admin at 9:44 pm

Motorcycle accident causes death of two women in Johnston

Johnston Police Department Deputy Chief Daniel Parillo said last Monday they are uncovering some important test results. The results will help authorities discover the cause of death for two women. Patricia Manney Jones and Dolores Pagano allegedly died because of one man’s reckless motorcycle accident.

Jones lost her life in early October 2016 while Pagano died about a week ago. Parillo said both women died because of fire injuries, including severe burns. Authorities are working with the office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the medical examiner to definitively assess the cause of death.

The injuries of both women stemmed from a propane explosion set off by a motorcycle accident. After a barbecue at 60 Angelico Street in Johnston, Rhode Island, John Palermo was in a motorcycle crash. Neighbors said Palermo, a guest to the party, drove into a driveway and crashed into a large smoker and propane tank, setting off the explosion.

Posted by admin at 8:29 pm