If you are the victim of a truck accident, one of the first things to investigate is the conduct of the driver. Driver error is the leading factor in truck accidents, and driver fatigue is the biggest contributor to that statistic. Different avenues for compensation can be pursued in the case of driver error, but the legal advice and guidance of a skilled injury lawyer is indispensable in determining proper action.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our Kansas City truck accident lawyers aggressively fight to protect the rights of our clients by pursuing compensation from faulty parties. To contact us call (816) 298-8708.
Long shifts and monotonous road trips contribute to driver fatigue. Though this is the most preventable cause of truck accidents, drivers still underestimate the effects of their fatigue on the road and, as a result, misjudge lane changes, ignore impending danger, panic, overreact, or under-react in any given situation.
Regulations to ensure the safety of both truck drivers and other drivers are enforced by federal law. If you suspect that you were injured by a truck driver who was not following protocol, contact our truck accident attorneys for sound legal advice on how to proceed.
Federal regulations to prevent driver fatigue include the following:
To prove that a trucking company violated any of these hours of service rule, it is important to obtain a copy of the truck driver’s logs. If information is missing, you can review “trip tickets” by third parties that disclose when a load was picked up and delivered.
Since 1993, our firm has represented thousands of clients and collected over $475 million in compensation*. Don’t hesitate to report an accident caused by a fatigued driver. Let our skilled truck accident attorneys in Kansas City handle your case. We are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights and aren’t intimidated by trucking companies.
The best part is, if you don’t get compensated, you don’t have
to pay us!
You have nothing to lose by calling us at (816) 298-8708.
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