Despite numerous regulations that limit the amount of time a truck driver can work for between breaks and on a shift as whole, driver fatigue is still a serious issue. Drivers are often on a serious time crunch to get their cargo where it needs to be as quickly as possible, and this can cause them to push themselves beyond their reasonable limits. Unfortunately for both themselves and those on the roads around them, this is a serious hazard as fatigue behind the wheel has been shown to exhibit similar dangers to driving while intoxicated.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, particularly at night, then driver fatigue may have played a role in causing it. To find out for sure, let the Corpus Christi truck accident attorneys at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys review your case with you. Since 1976, we have fought to protect the rights and obtain justice for those who have been injured through the negligence of another, including those injured in trucking accidents. We are skilled with analyzing all of the evidence in your case and using it to put the law on your side and help you obtain the compensation you need and are entitled to.
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While truck owners and operators could be held liable for the accidents they may cause, preventing these accidents is a two-way street. Motorists driving around commercial trucks can help prevent a fatigued driver accident by recognizing the signs of a fatigued driver early.
Some signs of driver fatigue can include:
When you see a commercial truck exhibiting any of these behaviors, it’s a smart idea to give them plenty of room and pass them quickly only when you have plenty of room in order to do so. Do not attempt to cut them off or drive near them in their blind spots, as fatigued drivers may simply forget to check their mirrors before making a lane change.
If you suspect you have been injured by a fatigued truck driver, contact Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys online now!