TRUCK ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DRIVER FATIGUE
Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys Serving Georgia
Drivers of logging trucks and all other semitrucks are required to follow federal trucking regulations that dictate the number of hours they can drive each day. However, truck drivers are paid to get loads to their destination as soon as possible, and some are willing to break the law to do it. No matter how many five-hour energy drinks or illegal stimulants a truck driver takes, fatigue is bound to set in after too many hours behind the wheel. Not surprisingly, fatigued drivers are one of the major causes of truck accidents.
When a fatigued driver hits another vehicle, a pedestrian or a bicyclist, the victim has the right to seek full and fair compensation. At the full-service law firm of Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C., our lawyers have been pursuing compensation for truck accident victims in Georgia and throughout the tri-state area since 1983. We can help you get results.
How Our Investigation Reveals Truck Driver Fatigue
Accident victims have no way of telling how many hours the truck driver had spent on the road, and the truck driver is certainly not going to incriminate himself or herself. That is why a thorough investigation is critical in these cases.
We start by reviewing the truck driver’s logbooks. Knowing that these logs are frequently falsified, we look for other ways to find out how many hours the negligent driver had truly been behind the wheel. We look at gas station receipts and cellphone records, among other things, which allow us to track the truck driver’s movements. We know how to get the information we need to build a strong case.
Contact an Truck Accident and Driver Fatigue Attorney
For a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney who will work hard to get you compensation after a semitruck crash, call (229) 228-9999, toll free (877) 312-6812 or contact us online.