Accidents Caused By Truck Driver Fatigue
Have you been injured in a
truck accident? If the accident was caused by a tired truck driver, you may be entitled
to compensation for your injuries. Come to Knowles Law Firm, PLC today
for an initial consultation, to discuss the situation and determine whether
you have grounds for a personal injury claim. The attorneys from the firm
are dedicated to helping accident victims pursue justice, and they work
diligently to achieve the best possible result in every case they represent.
A lawyer from the firm will stand by you throughout the process of your
claim, fighting to recover the settlement you deserve.
According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, published in 2007 by
the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,
approximately 13% of truck accidents involved a driver who was fatigued
at the time of the incident. Truckers are under intense pressure to meet
delivery deadlines, and will often push beyond the limits of safety by
driving long hours without breaks. An attorney from the firm will investigate
every aspect of your accident, including whether the driver was in violation of
trucking laws such as the federal Hours of Service regulations, to establish liability
for your injuries.
Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers weigh up to 80,000 pounds, making them a liability
to everyone on the road. When a trucker causes others to suffer serious
injuries by choosing to drive while tired, the victims have a right to
demand justice. With the help of the firm, you may be able to recover
financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages and your
pain and suffering. Knowles is a knowledgeable resource on trucking law,
and can investigate accidents in order to determine if an Hours of Service
violation contributed to your accident. Don't wait to begin work on
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