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fety st

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t e

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tion. One of the most obvious d

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tigue behind the

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lthough the

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the numbe

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t

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nd

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S

fety

dminist

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s est

blished Hou

s of Se

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tions in o

de

to keep t

uck d

ive

s f

om opeting thei

vehicles

hen they e f

tigued. Comme

ci

l t

ucking comp

nies

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esponsible fo

enfo

cing these HOS

ith thei

p

ofession

l st

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te th

t

d

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m

y not ope

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vehicle fo

mo

e th

n 11 consecutive hou

s

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king

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e

k. D

iving d

o

sy is

se

ious issue th

t is

egul

ted by the Fedel Gove

nment

ith the intention to

educe the numbe

of

ccidents c

used by f

tigued d

ive

s. Unfo

tun

tely, some t

uck d

ive

s chose to igno

e these

egul

tions in o

de

to delive

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c

go

s quickly

s possible. Some comme

ci

l t

ucking comp

nies,

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equi

ed by l to enfo

ce the HOS, still encou

ge thei

d

ive

s to continue opeting thei

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ined

ny inju

ies in

t

uck

ccident, the

e e sevel steps you should t

ke. Fi

st, cont

ct the police to

epo

t the

ccident. They

ill

ive on the scene p

ep

ed to t

ke st

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nd

eco

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ct info

m

tion fo

eve

yone

ho s involved. The police

ill

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ough ex

min

tion. Even if you don’t immedi

tely notice

ny se

ious inju

ies, it’s impo

t

nt to see

doctos soon

s possible. Some inju

ies don’t p

esent fo

hou

s o

even d

ys

fte

the

ccident.

hen you file you

cl

im, the insu

nce comp

nies

ill look to see if you h

ve medic

l

eco

ds documenting you

inju

y. If they notice you del

yed medic

l t

e

tment, they might cl

im th

t you

e

en’t se

iously inju

ed, o

th

t you

inju

ies

e not even

el

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m

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in the m

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tion fo

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d

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t you shouldn’t h

ve to

oy

bout

ften

ccident is ho

to m

n

ge

c

ll

ith the insu

nce comp

nies. It’s common fo cl

ims

gent to

ttempt to

e

ch you in o

de

to

eco

d you

st

tement

egding the

ccident. They might

sk you to

ec

ll you

ve

sion of

h

t h

ppened,

nd encouge you to desc

ibe

h

t you think led to the

ccident.

lthough the insu

nce comp

nies might seem genuinely conce

ned

bout you

inju

ies

nd s

y th

t they

nt to help expedite you

settlement, often they e

ctu

lly looking fo

ys to inv

lid

te you

cl

im. Fo

this

e

son, it is

l

ys

good ide

to let you

l fi

m de

l di

ectly

ith the insunce comp

nies so you don’t h

ve to

o

y

bout s

ying something th

t might potenti

lly hu

t you

c

se. Ste

t J. Guss

nd his leg

l te

m h

ve m

n

ged the di

logue

ith insu

nce comp

nies fo

m

ny yes,

nd

e unde

st

nd ho

to p

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clients

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m

th c

n le

ve you both physic

lly

nd fin

nci

lly dev

st

ted. If you

e

e inju

ed in

t

uck

ccident

nd believe th

t the d

ive

s f

tigued, c

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