Tired Truck Driver Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Driver Fatigue Is a Known Problem. A Lawsuit May Be Your Solution.
Drivers who are extremely fatigued may be just as dangerous as intoxicated drivers. The danger only increases when these tried individuals are in charge of 40-ton vehicles that move at highway speeds.
Accidents involving fatigued truck drivers are often catastrophic, not just for the truckers, but for other road users as well. Anyone who was injured by a driver who was too tired to be behind the wheel can and should file for compensation. If you are not sure where to start your claim, our attorneys are here to listen to your story in a free consultation and provide the trustworthy counsel you need.
Call our Fort Lauderdale team today at (888) 499-6206 if you were hit by a tired truck driver. We want to help you find justice.
Why Drivers Get Behind the Wheel When Fatigued
Truck drivers are susceptible to fatigue largely due to the requirements of their job. They often deal with stressful deadlines and hourly mile requirements. Trying to meet too-tight schedules may lead them to skip out on sleep or get on the road even after a poor night’s rest.
Deadlines can also lead truckers to drive for several hours longer than expected or planned simply to make sure they earn their needed salary. However, driving for extended periods can lead to lower alertness, meaning these drivers are less focused on the road.
When tired drivers take to the road, it can lead to:
- T-bone collisions
- Running other drivers off the road
- Excessive speeding or veering
- Driving too close to other vehicles
- Changing lanes without checking for other vehicles
Even though the federal government has enacted laws restricting how many hours a trucker can drive in one day, circumstances—or greedy employers—sometimes force drivers to exceed these limits. Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys can investigate a truck driver’s work schedule to look for violations of these rules.
You Need Our Firm on Your Side
Our experienced truck accident attorneys know how to make a difference for those who were seriously injured by negligent drivers or companies. You may have the right to compensation after a trucker caused a crash, but trucking companies don’t always make it easy for you to receive the help you need. We are here to build a case and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Get started with your case today by reaching out to see what Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can do for you. We have over 50 years of experience serving the victims of serious accidents, including truck crashes. We want to use our knowledge to strengthen your case and maximize your compensation.
Schedule a free case evaluation today by calling us at (888) 499-6206. Tired truck drivers must be held accountable—and we can help.