Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents and Driver Fatigue

February 1, 2019

According to the FMCSA, more than 760 people die each year and more than 20,000 are wounded each year because of fatigue truck drivers operating commercial truck vehicles. Tense drivers are deadly driers. Unluckily, operating an 18 wheel rig is usually a low paying job and can lead many truckers to drive long hours in order make more cash. Commercial truck employers do not support the condition by imposing tight delivery deadlines on their truckers.

Sleep deficiency can lead a trucker to nod off, or drift into a other lanes. Rollovers, ineffective down-breaking, and jackknifing are also typical outcomes caused by fatigued and inattentive truckers. Multi-vehicle accidents are not rare when a truck is involved. Truck operators themselves are exposed to these clear dangerous with about six hundred commercial truck drivers per year dying in highway accidents.

Log books are needed to be kept by all truckers, and will generally be supportive in litigating a case and proving liability based upon driver fatigue. Electronic onboard recorders as well as black boxes can also be helpful tools in reconstructing the events leading up to crash with a truck.

Truck accidents involve regulations and overlapping laws. Generally a trucking accident lawsuit should be brought against a trucking firm and the commercial truck driver. In this way truck accident lawyer LA will help you to build the case. Anyway, truck mechanics, government agencies and maintenance firms, truck producers and their insurance firms are also possible defendants and their involvement in an accident should be watched before suit is filed. In tractor trailer collisions, a weight stations and history of vehicle inspections is forever vital and discoverable information. Recent road changes, such as re-grading or new signage can potentially cause to liability of subcontractors or governmental agencies.

Passenger vehicle operators should obviously steer clear of truck as much as easy on the highway. This means, for example, remembering that trucks have a little braking distance than other vehicles, so when switching lanes after passing a truck, vehicle operators should keep in mind that an 18 wheeler will be coming up fast behind them. Ensure you view, at a minimum, the truckers 2 headlights in your rear view mirror before re-entering the lane. That said, most truck accidents happen, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, on rural highways and in the center of the day on weekends. So highway driving is predominantly not the most likely place for a car-truck crash.

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At fishertalwar, our dedicated truck accident attorneys have the skills and experience to aggressively fight for wounded victims and their families. We know how a life can change in instant because a truck driver was too careless to get ample rest or a trucking firm was too interested at profit over safety. Please call our firm at  (213) 805-7706 to get help with your case. You can also contact us with the help of email to schedule an appointment with a lawyer.

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