The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driver fatigue is responsible for between 30-40% of all truck accidents. Without a doubt, that’s a figure that is too high.
In particular, fatigue can reduce awareness, slow reaction time and cloud decision making, which can reduce an operator’s capacity to handle their vehicle safely. When drivers are tired, unnecessary and preventable accidents happen.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, it’s important to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. Further, it’s important to work with an injury lawyer who has an expert knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety rules, which dictate and limit the amount of time a driver is allowed to drive without taking a break.
The Atlanta injury attorneys at Haug Law Group have the expertise to fight for you and your rights, and they have a track record of success in truck driver fatigue cases. Most recently, the Haug Law Group team successfully recovered damages for an individual injured by a fatigued truck driver on Georgia’s Interstate 75.
Conducting an accident investigation can be expensive. Fortunately, the injury attorneys at Haug Law Group have the resources to gather the necessary evidence for your case. And, in addition, we prepare each case as if it’s going to trial.
We understand that it can be mentally and physically draining to pick up the pieces after an accident. Therefore, we strive to be as compassionate as possible when working with you and your family.
However, we’re not afraid to get aggressive with the other party when needed. Let the attorneys at Haug Law Group have the difficult conversations; you have enough to worry about.
Could truck driver fatigue have been a factor in your motorcycle or car accident? Try not to guess — we can help you be sure.
Book a free case review with the injury lawyers at Haug Law Group by contacting us online or calling 844-428-4529. We look forward to hearing from you.