Truck Driver Fatigue
If you’re a commercial truck driver, you’ll need to take extra care because it is one of the most dangerous occupations. They work long hours over long stretches of highways. Whether hauling coal from mines to processing plants in Southern West Virginia or carrying construction equipment to and from work sites, a fatigued driver increases the risk of accidents. Without enough rest, a truck driver may not be able to react in time to a hazard in the road. Seriously overworked drivers may fall asleep at the wheel.
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by driver fatigue, we can help. At Akers Law Offices, we are committed to providing clients with the resources and representation they need in all types of truck accident cases, including accidents caused by truck driver fatigue.
We Know How To Fight Drivers And Employers Who Do Not Play By The Rules
Drivers may be pressured to work long hours by negligent employers who disregard federal law, or they may exceed limits of their own volition due to factors like desire for more pay, wanting to get home sooner, or trying to bypass or “beat” traffic or weather conditions. Federal transportation laws have maximum mandated work hours for truck drivers in order to prevent fatigue. Our lawyer has handled hundreds of accident cases. Each taught him that anything is possible, including drivers and employers falsifying, forging or altering logbooks intentionally.
Lawyer JB Akers is well-versed in the federal trucking regulations and understands the absolute need for comprehensive investigations and quick action to preserve the evidence. In our investigation:
- We will obtain and review logbooks.
- We will work with a team of commercial vehicle experts and look at the black box data, the GPS data and review the mileage driven.
- We determine the route, speed and distance the truck traveled.
All of this and more can help us reveal fraudulent logbooks and demonstrate the driver’s fatigue.
Contact Us For Strong Representation And Your Free Consultation
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident caused by driver fatigue, we are here to help. We have the knowledge and resources to help you build your personal injury case. To learn more about our services and your legal options, contact our law office and schedule your free initial consultation. Call 304-720-1422 or complete a form online. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.