Crashes Caused By Exhausted Truckers
When truck drivers fall to fatigue, they are a danger to everyone who shares the roadways with them. Distraction resulting from a lack of sleep and falling asleep while driving can both result in catastrophic accidents. Victims of these crashes face the loss of their health, their vehicles and even their lives.
At Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert, & Prieto, LLC, we understand the impact that these truck accidents can have on your life. From navigating the insurance process to fighting for compensation for your injuries, damaged vehicle and pain and suffering, we can help you fight for your rights. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are here to ensure that you receive the support you need.
When Federal Trucking Regulations Are Not Enough
Federal regulations may limit truck drivers to eleven hours of driving at a time, and drivers are supposed to take thirty-minute breaks after eight hours of driving. Even with these regulations, fatigue is a very real risk for drivers. Exhausted drivers are more prone to distraction and falling asleep at the wheel can result in severe accidents.
While regulations also require drivers to keep logs of their hours, they may not fill those logs truthfully and drivers not operating according to those regulations are even more prone to exhaustion. In these cases, it is especially important to bring legal action.
When truck drivers’ exhaustion causes accidents, the team at PMHP Law, is ready to fight for victims. We will work to fully understand the factors at play in the commercial trucking accident, use that evidence to build a compelling case and help you achieve the best possible results so that you have the financial and medical support you need to move forward after your accident.
Contact Us For A No-Cost Consultation
Have you been the victim of a trucking accident? We are prepared to fight for you. Contact our Atlanta office online or call us at +1-404-856-0040 to begin the conversation about your case. You will pay nothing unless we win.