In our previous blog post, we discussed how new electronic logs are going to be required for truck drivers in an effort to ensure that truckers are complying with the hours of service regulations. Those regulations play a critical role in keeping truckers and those who are on the roadways safe. These regulations help to combat trucker fatigue when they are followed. We know that learning that the trucker who slammed into you was fatigued is an infuriating experience. We can help you to seek compensation if you were injured in an accident caused by a fatigued trucker.
Trucker fatigue is a very serious problem that is a contributing factor to around 40 percent of all semi-truck accidents. Interestingly, trucker fatigue is one of the easiest contributing factors to correct if truckers and trucking companies follow the regulations aimed at reducing fatigue.
The sad fact of the matter is that many trucking companies and truckers put the almighty dollar before safety. In some cases, paper logs and information might be altered to make it appear as though the trucker is in compliance with the regulations. That isn’t acceptable. We can help you to explore the possibility of trucker fatigue if you opt to seek compensation for the semi-truck accident that injured you.
When you seek compensation, you will have to go up against the representation for the trucking company, trucker and any other party you name as a defendant. You don’t have to do that alone. We can stand up on your behalf to represent your interests throughout the process of seeking compensation.