Truck Driver Fatigue
The trucking industry is heavily regulated to ensure the safety of the drivers, the cargo and other motorists on the road. One of the most important rules that truck companies and their drivers must follow is adherence to maximum daily drive times. When truck drivers are overly tired, their ability to safely operate the semis decreases greatly. In the worst cases, the fatigued drivers cause serious accidents that injure innocent people.
Were You Injured By An Overly Tired Truck Driver?
There are many reasons that truckers may drive more hours than is safe in any given day, including:
- The truck company is understaffed — too many delivery jobs and not enough drivers
- Tight turnaround times — schedules may leave no time for breaks and stops
- Making up for lost time — when maintenance issues or inclement weather delays truckers, they may feel pressured to keep driving
- Financial incentives — some truck companies give bonuses for meeting/exceeding drive times
Regardless of the reason, if a fatigued truck driver caused an accident and you were injured, you have a right to seek financial compensation. At Ruhmann Law Firm, we will be your legal advocates, fighting tirelessly to help ensure you receive the money you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Case Evaluation
If you were injured in a truck accident, it may have been due to truck driver fatigue. Contact our law firm in El Paso, Texas, or Las Cruces, New Mexico, at 855-394-4529. We offer free case evaluations, and if you cannot make it to us, our lawyers can come to you. No attorneys fees unless we recover money for you.