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Truck Driver Fatigue: A Common Factor in Big Rig Accidents

Long hours on the road for a trucker can have a devastating impact on public safety, as driver fatigue is one of the most common factors named in accidents involving big rig semi trucks.

Free Tractor Trailer Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a big rig truck, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

Sleep deprived truck drivers are a common cause of accidents involving 18 wheeler big rigs. Drivers spend long hours on the road, and some trucking companies encourage their operators to drive as many hours as possible before taking a break. Federal regulations do restrict hours of service, but these restrictions are minimal.

Studies have shown that a truck driver’s alertness and performance decrease substantially after eight hours of driving, yet federal regulations permit truckers to drive their rigs for 11 consecutive hours before taking a rest break. As well, trucking companies can schedule their truck drivers to work nearly 80 hours in an eight day period. These long hours on our nation’s highways can have a devastating effect on the safety of other motorists.

Do I have a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?

The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in trucking accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.

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