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Miami Beach Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers who decide to drive when fatigued are taking their lives – and the lives of others – into their hands. Many studies have shown that fatigued driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving in Miami Beach, in part because both inebriated drivers and fatigued drivers show some of the same issues, such as slower response times and poor judgment. Each year, in Florida and in Miami Beach, truck accidents and fatalities occur because truck drivers get behind the wheel when they are too tired to drive safely.

If you are injured by a reckless driver, did you know that you may have a right under Florida law to compensation that can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, car repairs or car replacement, and other costs associated with your accident? To find out more and to learn whether you have a case, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time for a free, no risk case consultation.

Tired Truck Drivers Cause Traffic Accidents and Serious Injuries Each Year

Truck accidents caused by fatigue drivers cause many car accidents and serious injuries each year because they can lose control of their trucks. Some of the common injuries associated with these types of traffic collisions include:

  • Fatalities
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Disfigurement
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal injuries
Why do Fatigued Truck Drivers Get behind the Wheel?

In some cases, truck drivers may not even realize that they are dangerously fatigued. Some drivers may have sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that can affect their ability to drive safely. In other cases, however, truck drivers knowingly violate the federal rules which prevent commercial truck drivers from exceeding certain work hours. There are many reasons why drivers violate hours of service rules and drive tired:

  • They may face pressure from the motor carrier truck company to do so
  • They may be given unreasonable deadlines
  • They may want to make more money by driving longer

There is no excuse for violating rules that are in place to keep everyone on the roads safe. If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you will want to contact a personal injury attorney in Miami Beach or your community to discuss what steps you can take.

Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group worked for ten years in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to the law and graduating in the top 2% of his law class. His experience allows him to negotiate effectively with insurance carriers because he understands exactly what methods that these companies use in order to offer low insurance payments to injured parties. His more than 25 years of experience in the courtroom have allowed him to successfully litigate cases involving truck accidents, traffic accidents, and other personal injury claims across Florida. In fact, Charles Flaxman and the rest of the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have already worked with thousands of personal injury plaintiffs and have recovered more than $100 million on behalf of these plaintiffs. To put this team of attorneys to work for you, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a no cost no obligation case consultation.