Truck Driver Fatigue
Pennsylvania and Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers
Was truck driver fatigue the cause of your severe injury or the loss of a loved one? We can help you uncover the truth. Call 1-800-777-4081 for a free consultation.
When truck driver fatigue or distraction results in a severe injury or fatal accident, it is vital to start the investigation immediately. At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., you will find a team of experienced attorneys, independent truck accident experts and qualified investigators who can move quickly to preserve and document important evidence in your case, including:
- The truck driver was tailgating, switching lanes or otherwise driving recklessly
- The driver’s log book was falsified to hide the record of overtime driving hours
- The driver was talking on a cell phone, texting or otherwise distracted
- The driver took illegal drugs or over the counter medication to stay awake
Take the first step in holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for the damage they have caused. Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation.
When a serious accident results from truck driver fatigue, overtime driving hours and exhaustion, who is really to blame?
Truck driver fatigue is a byproduct of the fact that truckers are paid by the mile. The more quickly they get from pickup to delivery, the more money they make. It is not in their financial best interests to take needed breaks for rest. It is not always the trucker’s fault. They are not out there working themselves to exhaustion for the fun of it.
The number of hours per day and the number of consecutive hours that a trucker is allowed to drive is strictly regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Unfortunately, some trucking companies either turn a blind eye or even actively encourage truck drivers to work over hours in violation of state and federal laws and regulations. In these cases, the trucking company may have to bear legal liability for an accident caused by truck driver fatigue.
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An experienced truck accident lawyer at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. will fight for fair and full compensation for your damages or loss, regardless of who is to blame. Contact us today. The initial consultation is free, and if there is no recovery, there will be no fee.