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Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

Despite the strict regulations that the federal government has placed on the hours that truck drivers are allowed to work, there are some drivers and trucking companies that will ignore these regulations in an effort to turn greater profits. Though it should go without saying, violating safety regulations puts everyone else on the road at risk. In fact, driver fatigue ends up causing a significant number of preventable accidents all around the country every year.

Indications of Truck Driver Fatigue

When an accident does happen, the first thing that victims and their attorneys will need to do is to document any behaviors that would indicate the driver was fatigued prior to the accident, including but not limited to the following:

  • Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Inconsistent speeds and drifting
  • Failing to check the vehicle’s blind spots

Whatever the particulars of your accident were, an attorney will be able to help you develop a claim against the person responsible for the accident.

Get Liability Information about Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident that was caused by a truck driver’s fatigue, you may be able to hold the driver or the trucking company responsible for your pain and suffering. To learn more about what legal options may be available to help you pursue compensation for your injuries, please take a moment to complete one of our online contact forms so that we can reach out to you.