Pompano Beach Truck Driver Fatigue
Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of truck accidents in Pompano Beach and across the country. Although there are many federal rules that prevent truck drivers from driving dangerously long times without taking adequate stops for rest, some truck drivers ignore these rules and some motor carriers even pressure drivers to drive longer than is considered safe.
If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe that the big rig driver or tractor-trailer driver may have been negligent or fatigued behind the wheel, you may have a legal claim and you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages. To get more details and to find out whether you have a case, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation.Working Conditions Can Contribute to Driver Fatigue
Truck drivers already face working conditions that are quite dangerous and may make them prone to fatigue. For example, truck drivers often work in shifts, which has been proven by research studies to increase the likelihood of sleep disorders, fatigue, and other health problems. Because of the sedentary nature of the job, truck drivers may also be more prone to sleep disorders such as sleep apnea as well as conditions such as obesity, which can lead to illnesses.
Despite these risks, truck drivers and motor carriers are expected to take reasonable precautions to ensure that truck drivers are safe on the road. One of these precautions is ensuring that truck drivers obey hours of service regulations and federal regulations regarding rest stops. When truck drivers are negligent in getting adequate rest and when their fatigue causes them to drive off the road or cause a serious accident, they can be held liable for any injuries that result.Do You Think You May Have a Case After Your Traffic Accident?
In many cases, it is difficult to tell right away what has caused an accident. It is only careful investigation by a personal attorney as well as private investigators that can determine whether fatigue or another preventable cause played a role. If you are not sure what has caused your accident, consider working with a personal injury attorney in Pompano Beach or your Florida community to get some answers.
Contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) at any time of the day or night to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation. The phone lines at Flaxman Law Group are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can always reach a live operator. Flaxman Law Group attorneys understand that being in a traffic accident is one of the most traumatic experiences you can face and they understand that these accidents do not always happen during business hours. It's why our team make themselves available around the clock to help you. If you're too injured to travel, we are willing to travel to your workplace, home, or hospital room to meet with you.