What is Driver’s Fatigue?
Truck drivers are constantly under intense pressure to complete their deliveries in what can be unrealistic amounts of time. A trucker may believe he or she is being forced between keeping his or her job and pushing himself or herself past safe boundaries of conduct. While truckers are obligated by law to rest a certain amount every day, many times that rest is not taken and people’s lives are put at risk.
When truck accidents occur, the injuries can be catastrophic. The physics of a tractor-trailer crashing into a personal car or truck creates terrible injuries. A fully loaded semi can weigh 80,000 pounds compared to the average car that weighs closer to 4,000 pounds.
Investigation Is Key
Trucking accidents involve a tremendous amount of investigation. We employ investigators and accident reconstructionists to help us provide a clear and compelling picture of what happened to the jury. We work to secure the black boxes from trucks as well as logbooks to determine if a truck driver was possibly running on insufficient rest or if there was another cause that could have been prevented.
When driver fatigue occurs, the truck driver is much less aware and reaction times often drop severely. If skipping on just one or two rest breaks could make a truck driver much more dangerous. That is why it is important to hold these professionals accountable when they fail to put the safety of others first.
Proven Record of Success in Accident Cases
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, our truck accident attorneys in Greenville are skilled litigators and investigators who have a track record of building highly successful cases for our clients that has helped us secure membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum*. Given the severity of the injuries that are typically caused by trucking accidents, it will be extremely important that you have ample medical and financial resources to help you with your recovery.
With six decades of combined experience helping those who have been seriously injured in trucking accidents, our lawyers stand ready to advocate on your behalf. Call us today.
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When you have been injured by a fatigued truck driver, securing the representation of a highly skilled and experienced truck accident attorney may be the most direct step you can take toward recovering the compensation you need.