Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue
Assisting Accident Victims of Driver Fatigue
When truck drivers get paid more for faster deliveries, they will often
push themselves to limits of their physical capability to drive. This
often creates serious fatigue which hinders their ability to safely operate
their trucks and increases the risk of an accident that may lead to serious
injuries. Truck drivers are federally mandated that they may only drive
for 11 hours following a 10-hour break, and they may not exceed 60 hours
of on-duty driving in a seven-day period.
These strict regulations are necessary to maintain safety of other drivers
on the roads, however because not all drivers adhere to these regulations
at all times, accidents due to driver fatigue can still happen. When drivers
fail to adhere to the rules they are governed by and they cause an accident,
you could be eligible to receive compensation.
Don’t wait! If you have been injured in a
truck accident, let the skilled personal injury attorneys at the Wruble Law Group
review your case for free!
Side Effects of Fatigue
Fatigued drivers often suffer from numerous impairments as a result of
sleep-deprivation and being overworked. Because these conditions are avoidable
with proper rest periods, an accident caused by fatigued drivers could
make you eligible to receive compensation.
Fatigue can cause the following impairments:
- Delayed reaction time
- Attention lapses
- Loss of control
- Impaired alertness
- Increased risk of sleeping at the wheel
At the Wruble Law Group, our truck accident attorneys understand the dramatic
change an accident involving a commercial truck can have on your life.
We handle each case personally, fighting on your behalf to help you obtain
the compensation you need for your losses and expenses. We have more than
40 years of combined experience assisting clients through injuries, making
us a top choice attorney in the South Bend area.
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