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Common Truck Wreck Causes Part One: Driver Fatigue

As a truck accident attorney in Dallas for decades, I have seen many different causes of wrecks, but by far, the most common is driver fatigue.  Oftentimes, truck drivers find themselves driving for long distances over many hours, even days with little or no sleep.  This causes them to doze off behind the wheel, turning their semis into the most dangerous vehicle on the road.

Why So Many Tired Drivers?

The answer to this question is pretty simple. Money.  The government sets a limit on the amount of hours a driver can operate without taking time to rest and sleep.  Unfortunately, trucking companies make more money when their drivers are on the road, so they force them to push themselves past the government limits and into very dangerous territory.  This is not only against the law but a real, potentially fatal, danger to other drivers.  I have even seen cases where the trucking company has altered the log book to make it seem as though their driver was working within the government regulations. This is just one trick these companies will use to try and deny your claim.

We Can Help

If you or a loved on were injured because of truck driver fatigue, then you will need the help of a skilled truck accident attorney.  I have seen every trick trucking companies and their insurers have in the book and know what it takes to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Don’t pay because some greedy trucking company pushed their drivers past the limit. Call 972-774-9800 or contact us online to get the help you need.