Fatigued Drivers Can Cause Catastrophic Accidents
To avoid the problem of driver fatigue, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations limit the number of hours a truck driver may drive. When the limit is reached, the driver is supposed to pull off the road and get adequate rest before continuing. To complete deliveries on time, however, drivers often violate the hours regulation.
Domnitz & Skemp, S.C., has the experience you need to fight the trucking company and its insurance carrier after an accident. We know how to investigate the accident and determine liability. Our attorneys will not stop until we get results for you. For a free consultation with our Milwaukee truck accident lawyers, please call 414-395-5832 or contact us online.
Did the Driver Break the Law?
Studies by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that truck accidents are more likely to occur as driving time increases. Federal regulations limit the number of hours a commercial driver should stay on the road, but drivers often exceed the limit, sometimes driving for 24 hours straight. When this happens, they may record fraudulent information in their driver logbooks to hide hours violations. If we find that a driver has created a fake logbook, we can use that as evidence of driver negligence.
Fatigued drivers have slower reaction times, are more easily distracted and may fall asleep at the wheel. Due to the size of semis and 18-wheelers, it only takes a moment of driver inattention to cause an accident with serious or fatal injuries.
If you were injured or if you lost a family member in a fatal truck accident, we will seek compensation for all medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses, when appropriate.
Racine Asleep-at-the-Wheel Accident Lawyers
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