Injured by a fatigued truck driver? We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
Truck driver fatigue is a common problem among truck drivers passing through Atlanta and the state of Georgia, and it greatly increases the risk of a tractor trailer being involved in a catastrophic accident with another vehicle. Some truck drivers have been known to take stimulants in the hope that this will increase their alertness on the roadway, but this can backfire as stimulants may serve to further impair their judgment.
Truck driver fatigue has long been a major contributor to tractor trailer accidents. There are federal rules in place which govern the number of hours that truckers are allowed to drive without resting. Why do some truck drivers violate these rules and continue driving rather than taking a rest break when needed? The reasons are varied. Sometimes the trucking companies put pressure on their drivers to deliver loads in less time. Perhaps the driver is in a hurry to get home to his or her family. In other cases, a truck driver may try to drive without proper rest breaks in order to log more miles and therefore earn more money.
Truck drivers who are fatigued are the cause of many otherwise preventable accidents. Fatigue increases the likelihood of roadway errors such as failure to brake in time, not seeing the vehicle directly in front of them, drifting into a neighboring lane, or even running off the roadway. A tired truck driver is a dangerous truck driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor trailer accident and you believe that truck driver fatigue was a factor, our Georgia truck driver fatigue attorneys at the Bennett Law Group can help. Contact us today or give us a call at 404.541.9330 for a free consultation. We have obtained significant results for prior clients in handling their tractor trailer accident cases caused by truck driver fatigue. Here are testimonials from satisfied clients that we have represented.
When a tractor trailer accident occurs, in most cases the trucking company immediately dispatches a team of investigators and representatives to the scene whose sole aim is to present the evidence in as favorable a light as possible for the trucking company and their driver. This is why it’s critical that you have representation on your side as soon as possible after the accident. The Bennett Law Group can help.
We will work tirelessly on your behalf to investigate the accident fully and to take the necessary steps to preserve the evidence in your case, so that the trucking company, driver, and insurance company can be held liable for their mistakes. We will do everything within our power to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. This includes:
- checking the driver’s past driving record
- interviewing any witnesses to the accident
- investigating the data stored in the tractor trailer’s “black box”
- obtaining police reports
- photographing the scene of the accident
- involving an accident re-constructionist when necessary, to “reconstruct” the factors and events which led up to the accident.
- involving any other experts whom we feel are necessary to prove your case.
If you or a family member has been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer and you feel that truck-driver fatigue may have been a factor, please contact us today. You can contact us online or call us at 404.541.9330. We with sit down with you free of charge and discuss the details of your situation. We welcome your call.