Truck Driver Fatigue
Truck drivers are particularly susceptible to fatigue and “highway hypnosis.” They spend long hours behind the wheel covering vast distances. While they are required by law to take breaks and limit the number of hours they drive in a day, the pressure to cover miles can lead some to push the limits.
Exhausted truck drivers may turn to stimulants — and illegal drugs such as methamphetamines — to keep their eyes opened. Drug or alcohol use can lead to impaired driving. Even when substance abuse is not at play, studies show that drowsiness while driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving.*
Get The Legal Help You Need To Seek The Justice You Deserve
Truck accidents can have a devastating fallout. The pain and trauma can last a lifetime. From a practical standpoint, the issues surrounding your insurance coverage, medical bills, lost wages and financial stability can be stressful to handle on your own.
Following a devastating truck accident, you deserve dedicated legal guidance from a lawyer who will take your case seriously. When you contact me, personal injury attorney , I can help you navigate the legal aspects of your accident. I am passionate about helping injury victims seek justice. In fact, my zeal has earned me the nickname The Boar, signifying my fierce dedication to protecting clients’ rights and my unwavering persistence in pursuing maximum recovery.
You can count on me to bring the highest level of dedication, persistence and passion to your case.
My Thorough Approach To Truck Accident Cases
It is no easy task to determine and prove the factors that contributed to a major accident. If the truck driver’s fatigue was a factor — and particularly if the driver violated federal law or falsified logbooks — you may be able to pursue significant compensation through a personal injury claim.
I will take a diligent approach to your case, conducting a thorough investigation, examining driver logbooks, tracking gas receipts, analyzing the truck’s “black box” and making sure no stone is left unturned in gathering evidence to present the strongest case possible. You can have peace of mind relying on my skill and extensive experience handling motor vehicle accidents.
Get The Boar | Contact A Local Injury Lawyer In Georgetown
Call The Law Office of Carl Knickerbocker, P.C., at 512-943-7551 to arrange your free consultation. Based in Georgetown, Texas, I handle truck accidents throughout Williamson County and the surrounding areas.
*Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel.”