Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents
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In addition to driving the heaviest vehicles on the road, truck drivers carry the added pressure of driving regularly for very long hours in order to meet deadlines. This is too often a deadly combination. In spite of many rules and regulations intended to prevent truck driver fatigue, some truck drivers ignore them. If you have been injured in an accident with a truck driver, you should enlist the help of The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, a personal injury firm in San Jose.
Drivers Must Follow Federal Regulations
You may be entitled to compensation when a fatigued truck driver, particularly one who violated regulations, caused the accident. We have been helping victims recover compensation for 25 years, as you can see by viewing our case results. Truck drivers are motivated to get their trucks to their destination as quickly as possible. This sets up unsafe driving conditions for all drivers on the road. Truck drivers routinely drive longer hours than most people and are therefore more prone to fatigue.
Regulations have been enacted in an effort to keep tired drivers off the road. For example:
- When a driver has worked 60 hours in 7 days or 70 hours in 8 days, he must take a 36-hour rest period.
- No commercial truck driver is allowed to drive for more than 11 hours consecutively.
- All drivers must rest for at least 30 minutes sometime during the first 8 hours of their shift.
Unfortunately, many truck drivers violate these and other regulations, and end up in a fatigued state. This can ultimately cause a serious or even fatal accident. Accidents with big rigs can cause some of the most catastrophic injuries on the road.
Get an Aggressive Legal Advocate On Your Side
Get the professional legal assistance you need if you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a truck driver. Our San Jose truck accident attorney can investigate thoroughly all the facts of the accident in order to prepare the best case possible.
We offer a free case evaluation, so contact our firm as soon as possible.