Texas Attorneys for Injury Victims of Truck Driver Fatigue
With the increased pressure on truck drivers to transport more loads more quickly and to make deliveries not only on time but early, many drivers find themselves sleep deprived and exhausted. As a result, truck driver fatigue is becoming a frequent cause of serious, even fatal, accidents. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a trucking accident, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Julie Johnson law firm in Dallas, Texas.
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The causes of trucking accidents are numerous: defective equipment, poor maintenance, bad weather. However, one of the most common reasons for 18-wheeler accidents is truck driver fatigue.
As personal injury attorneys, we recognize the pressures placed upon commercial truck drivers. There is an emphasis on prompt delivery regardless of what it takes, and many drivers are willing to sacrifice sleep and safety to satisfy company officials. However, though we recognize the pressures, we do not accept the excuses.
- There is no reason to endanger innocent people just to squeeze in one more delivery ahead of schedule.
- Drivers should maintain one accurate log book. There is no reason to keep an official record for the authorities and an actual record for the driver.
- Trucking companies should encourage and enforce safe driving practices for the well being of the driver and for those sharing the road with semi trucks.
At our firm, we strive to hold trucking companies and truck drivers accountable for negligent behavior. We represent injured victims throughout Texas and Oklahoma, standing up for their rights to financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a commercial vehicle or semi truck, you deserve to have a lawyer who will listen. Contact the Law Office of Julie Johnson for a free consultation.