23 Aug Driver fatigue poses serious threat
A contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all heavy truck crashes, driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 1994).
This comes as little surprise, since drivers are permitted by law to operate their vehicles for up to 11 hours per day. In a 2000 study, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that the risk of a crash effectively doubles from a driver’s eighth to tenth hour on the road. That risk doublesagain from the tenth to the eleventh hour of driving.
These chilling statistics underline the significant threat posed by truck driver fatigue. At the hands of a driver with inadequate rest, a 40-ton vehicle can be deadly. You should not be held liable for damage caused in an accident with a fatigued driver.
The attorneys at Paullin Law Firm know that truck accident victims are often dealing with the stress of medical and auto repair bills, lost income and injuries. We offer compassionate, personal, practical and aggressive representation to ensure that your rights are protected. An accident with a tractor trailer is scary, but with Paullin Law Firm on your side, the aftermath doesn’t have to be.