Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck Driver Fatigue

Retain a Truck Accident Lawyer in Midland

One of the most common causes of trucking accidents in America is driver fatigue. Truck drivers are forced to operate under extreme pressure from their employers to arrive at their destinations in as little time as possible. In order to meet these deadlines, commercial drivers have been known to drive for extensive periods of time without rest, causing severe exhaustion and severe disruption of their natural sleep-wake cycle. If you were injured in a collision with a fatigued driver, a Midland truck accident attorney from Dean Law Firm can represent your interests and help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

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The Devastating Effects of Tired Driving

Studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have shown that driving while exhausted can cause impairment that is comparable to being under the influence of alcohol. Truck drivers are often forced to work several consecutive long-hour days, sometimes exceeding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours of service guidelines. This results in a higher risk of falling asleep at the wheel and can make it extremely difficult to maintain a safe level of situational awareness on the roads. Considering the difficulties of controlling a 40-ton big rig under normal conditions, this combination can be a recipe for disaster.

Exhaustion can lead to the following:

  • Slowed reaction times
  • Difficulties estimating distances
  • Swerving in between lanes
  • Failure to check all mirrors and blind pots

If it can be proven that a driver’s exhaustion contributed to a truck accident, you may be entitled to recover a wide range of monetary damages for your suffering. A successful personal injury claim can bring compensation for losses suffered from medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and damaged property. Since compensation will vary, it is vital that you consult with our attorney promptly to determine your options.

Trust a Firm with 20+ Years of Legal Experience

At Dean Law Firm, our top-rated Odessa truck accident lawyers understand the severity of your suffering and are prepared to go the distance on your behalf. Upon a detailed examination of your individual circumstances, we can craft a custom-tailored legal strategy that best fits your needs and maximizes your chances of securing the results you need.

Our firm’s various awards and accolades speak for themselves:

  • Two-time Super Lawyers® honoree
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale Hubbell®
  • “Top Houston Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers for the People” by H Magazine

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