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Truck Driver Fatigue At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Attorney

Injured Due to Truck Driver Fatigue in L.A.?

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.

Find out if you qualify for compensation—call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 today to speak with a Los Angeles trial lawyer.

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.

Top-Rated, Experienced Los Angeles Trial Lawyers

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.

Contact a Los Angeles accident lawyer online today. We will help you get to the bottom of your case.

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Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

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