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Driver Fatigue Injury Lawyer

Many commercial truck drivers spend full days behind the wheel, driving for 10 hours or more a day. Long-haul drivers may put in 11 hours a day for several days in a row, leading to exhaustion and fatigue. When a driver of a large vehicle weighing 10,000-80,000 pounds is fatigued, it is a dangerous scenario on the roadways. Serious injury accidents can and do occur, including preventable fatalities.

There are strict regulations for commercial truck drivers that are meant to limit fatigue. Federal regulations require truck drivers to stop and rest for 10 hours after 11 hours on the road. However, although the driver may stop for those 10 hours, it is impossible to regulate whether they sleep or are doing other activities. When they begin another long day, they may still be tired and less alert to safely drive on the road with other vehicles.

Were You Injured in a Fatigued Truck Driver Accident?

If a commercial truck is in a multi-vehicle accident, it can have devastating results for occupants of the other vehicles. The majority of injuries and fatalities in truck accidents are pedestrians or people in other vehicles. If the driver was at fault and it is determined that they were driving while distracted or fatigued, those injured in the crash can pursue compensation for their injuries.

It is important to have an attorney on your side if you are seeking compensation in a commercial truck accident. These cases can be more complex than typical auto accidents, as there may be more than one party liable for the accident. In some cases, both the driver and their employer may be liable for injuries. You must also be able to prove that the driver was negligent, which requires an investigation into the cause of the accident.

If you have been injured or lost a family member in a large truck accident caused by driver fatigue, contact us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We have experience handling these complicated injury accidents and can help you obtain the highest amount of compensation for your losses.

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