Charleston Drowsy Driving Attorney
Was Your Accident by a Tired or Fatigued Truck Driver?
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, due to the negative effects if can have on our brain functions. Federal trucking regulations were created for this reason, to prevent drivers from causing an accident.
If you have suffered in an accident due to drowsy or fatigued truck drivers, we urge you to contact our Charleston truck accident attorneys right away.
Why Is Truck Driver Fatigue So Common?
Drivers face an enormous amount of pressure to meet deadlines and deliver cargo in a timely manner. They work several hours at a time and drive long stretches of road; it is only inevitable that a truck driver will experience fatigue as they are driving. Fatigued drivers are similar to drunk drivers, in that drowsiness affects their ability to focus and react quickly to elements on the road.
The following factors may contribute to truck driver fatigue:
- Drunk driving
- Not getting enough sleep
- A sleep condition, such as sleep apnea or insomnia
- Working too many hours or driving for too many miles
- Not taking intermittent breaks or stopping to rest
- Taking medications that can cause drowsiness
- Using narcotics or other illegal substances
As Charleston truck accident lawyers, we can thoroughly investigate the cause to determine what caused your accident. This is critical, particularly in more difficult cases such as truck driver fatigue. We know what to look for in these types of cases and use our insight to trace the scene of the accident and to the injuries you have sustained. We can help you find rightful compensation for your medical treatments, lost income, and emotional suffering caused by your accident.
You Have Rights—Call Us Now!
If you have suffered because of another person’s negligence, you deserve to receive full compensation for your injuries. We are a top-rated, award-winning team of Charleston personal injury attorneys and we are fully committed to your legal rights.
Contact Berthold Law Firm, PLLC today at (304) 605-2040 for your free case review.
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