Fatigue, or tiredness resulting from a lack of proper sleep, can be just
as dangerous on the road as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When someone is driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and he or she
falls asleep behind the wheel, the results can be devastating. Most CMVs
can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, and when drivers lose
control of these vehicles, they can cause
catastrophic injuries, deaths, and massive amounts of property damage.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a fatigued truck driver, don’t
hesitate to call us. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering
for your injuries might all be recovered in a personal injury suit. Our
skilled Walnut Creek truck accident attorneys can help you navigate the
complex nature of a
truck accident case and investigate the underlying cause of your accidents.
Get started on your case by calling us at (925) 275-5592 today!
Hours of Service Regulations
Truck drivers are only allowed to work for a certain number of hours before
they are obligated to stop and rest. These regulations were put in place
by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA
enforces hundreds of rules and regulations for drivers and companies,
all of which are designed to prevent accidents and injuries. The hours
of service regulations were created to make sure tired and overworked
drivers don’t get behind the wheel. In the past, many truck drivers
worked more than 24 hours straight to try and meet a deadline. Exhaustion,
fatigue, and stimulant use often contributed to many accidents before
the FMCSA stepped in. If your accident was caused by a violation of the
hours of service regulations, this incident would be considered a serious
violation of federal law and would be sufficient grounds for compensation.
Talk to Our Skilled Attorneys About Your Case
The lawyers at
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have extensive knowledge of FMSCA regulations, so when we investigate,
we will know which laws the truck driver may have violated. We understand
you and your family may be experiencing an enormous amount of stress and
emotional upheaval. Our compassionate Walnut Creek personal injury attorneys
will do our best to take care of the legal aspect of your case, so you
need only focus on healing and recovery. Let us answer whatever questions
you may have about your situation.
Contact us at (925) 275-5592 or fill out our online form to schedule a case with us today.