When Driver Fatigue Leads to Trucking Accidents
Truck driving is a challenging job. Many drivers face pressure from the companies they work for. They are urged to work more, drive faster and skip breaks. While they should be well rested and alert on the roads, many drivers are too tired to drive safely.
Fatigued drivers are a true danger to cars, motorcycles and pedestrians on the road. Their response times are severely limited by lack of sleep and they may even doze off behind the wheel. If you have been injured in a truck accident, driver fatigue may be to blame. But it can be difficult to spot — most drivers will not admit to having fallen asleep.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we conduct in-depth investigations into the causes of truck accidents. Representing clients injured in Pennsylvania truck accidents, we explore all factors that may have contributed to the crash.
Our attorneys review driver's log books to see if rest breaks were taken. They look for how many hours the driver spent on the road before the crash, as well as what distances were covered. This is especially important since federal motor carrier regulations limit the amount of time that trucks can be on the road. Violation of these driver fatigue laws is a serious offense.
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Each challenge, each step of the way, the attorneys at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP are there to help personal injury victims and their families overcome the obstacles they face. You can rely on us for the support you need to get through this difficult time and to maximize the results of your case.
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If you believe that driver fatigue may have been a factor in your truck accident or in the truck accident a loved one experienced, talk to us about your options. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton for a free and confidential consultation with a Scranton fatigued accidents lawyer. For our clients' convenience, we also offer home or hospital visits to seriously injured clients.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.