Truck Driver Fatigue
Dedicated Truck Accident Attorneys in San Diego
At Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Attorneys at Law, we represent clients who have been injured in truck crashes. Truck driver fatigue is a major concern in the trucking industry, and it may lead to a devastating or even fatal accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck wreck, call our San Diego truck accident lawyers today at (619) 732-0560 for a free initial consultation.
Understanding the Risks of Truck Driver Fatigue
Truck driver fatigue can be both mental and physical. If the driver does not get enough sleep, he or she may become drowsy, putting others at risk. It is estimated that truck driver fatigue is responsible for around 30% of all truck crashes in the United States annually. Thus, it is important for truck drivers to take precautions and avoid driving while drowsy.
Signs of drowsy driving include:
- Driving in oncoming lanes
- Speeding or going too slow
- Failing to obey traffic signals or signs
- Driving erratically
- Failing to use turn signals
Extreme drowsiness can have effects similar to drunkenness. This means a drowsy driver is putting others on the road in danger of injuries or death. Because commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, an accident may have devastating results.
Pursue Justice with the Help of Our Attorneys
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Attorneys at Law is committed to holding trucking companies and drivers responsible for negligence. If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a truck driver’s drowsiness, we can help you file a claim to seek compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to a settlement for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
In a trucking accident, a thorough investigation is necessary to determine who is responsible. Truck drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road. If they drive while drowsy, they automatically breach that duty of care and may be found liable in court. Our San Diego truck accident lawyers will fight on your behalf every step of the way as you seek a beneficial outcome.
Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable legal advocates.