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Hollywood Truck Driver Fatigue

Tired truck drivers are dangerous the road. Many studies have shown that fatigued driving can easily lead to serious and fatal car and truck accidents and does lead to serious traffic accidents in Hollywood and across the country each year. These injuries are completely preventable, especially since the dangers of fatigued driving are well known and since truck drivers are required by law to take a certain amount of breaks and rest periods every day and every week.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it's important to get the details about what exactly has occurred. Not only will this bring you peace of mind, but if your injuries were caused by someone's recklessness, negligence, or violation of trucking rules, you may have a legal claim under Florida law that lets you seek compensation for medical bills and other expenses related to your injuries. To find out more, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation to discuss the specifics of your situation with a personal injury attorney. Attorneys at Flaxman Law Group can help you understand how much your case may be worth, whether you have a case, and what your options are after your accident.

What Causes Fatigued Driving?

Fatigued driving can be caused by many things:

  • Untreated illness
  • Sleep apnea
  • Violation of federal hours of service regulations
  • Poor sleep
  • Shiftwork
  • Long work hours
  • Drunk driving
  • Certain medications that cause fatigue and sleepiness

Unfortunately, while truck drivers drive very dangerous vehicles, there also most likely to suffer from conditions that could lead to poor sleep. Many motor carriers have financial incentives for ensuring that their truck drivers work as long as possible. Hiring more truck drivers is often more expensive than simply having one driver work longer hours. Truck drivers, too, may be financially motivated to drive for longer than is safer because they can possibly earn more money doing so.

No matter what the excuses, the fact is that tired driving is unsafe driving – and the truck industry understands this. If you have been injured by a truck driver, it is important to find out whether the truck driver was driving while fatigued or was violating of the rules of the road. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to establish this without a proper investigation.

What Can You Do if you Have Suffered Injuries in a Truck Accident in Hollywood?

If you suspect that your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, contact Flaxman Law Group to speak with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood to review your situation. Our personal injury attorneys work with Hollywood private investigators, accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, and others who can help find out exactly what happened in your situation.

If you are ready to seek justice in your situation, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to review your situation with a personal injury attorney. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with extensive resources that can be put to work on building a strong case on your behalf. Attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years combined legal experience and have a track record of securing more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs just like you.