Truck Driver Fatigue
Injured Due to Truck Driver Fatigue? Call a Los Angeles Attorney at (866) 634-4525!
Fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Long work hours, inadequate sleep, and the general stress of life can take a significant toll on a trucker’s alertness and increase their chances of getting into an accident. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 13% of all commercial motor vehicle drivers who were involved in accidents were fatigued at the time.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drowsy truck driver, reach out to a member of our qualified legal team. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages. We at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP are highly experienced in litigating commercial motor vehicle accident cases, particularly those involving driver fatigue. The trucking industry has rules and regulations aimed at reducing the prevalence of driver fatigue, which means we will be able to utilize the systems already in place to prove your case.
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Identifying Truck Driver Fatigue
Several indicators of truck driver fatigue include driving slowly, nodding off, and the inability to stay in their lane. If you witnessed the truck driver engaging in any of these behaviors leading up to the crash, there is a good chance they were fatigued. If you can prove this, you may be compensated for the damages incurred from the crash, such as pain and suffering, medical and hospital bills, past and future lost wages, and more.
It may seem difficult to prove that truck driver fatigue caused your accident, but there are several ways in which an attorney can help you do so. For instance, an attorney may reconstruct the accident, speak with witnesses, and look into whether the trucker was in violation of any Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules.
The FMCSA and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) developed HOS rules to mitigate truck driver fatigue, specifically. Under these rules, truckers can only work a certain number of hours and are required to take rest breaks at various times throughout their shift. All truckers should have FMCSA-compliant Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to show compliance with these rules. Thus, an ELD will typically indicate whether the truck driver was at risk of being fatigued at the time of the crash.
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Our Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured accident victims, which we have done through the assertion of numerous trucking accident cases. Our past results include $14.4 million recovered for those bereft by a fatal multi-victim truck crash, $10 million recovered for a high schooler injured in a tractor-trailer crash, and $7 million recovered for the victim of a tractor-trailer crash who suffered limb loss and an injury to the brain. No matter how severe your injury is or how complex your case may seem, we will help you navigate the legal process with confidence.
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