Truck Driver Fatigue

Experienced Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident with a large semi-truck or tractor trailer, you should contact the Berenson Law Offices immediately. Attorney Bill Berenson is a seasoned truck accident attorney with over 37 years of experience recovering damages for clients who have been injured in serious truck accidents. As an attorney who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 20 years who ONLY handles collision cases, Dallas truck driver fatigue accident attorney Bill Berenson knows what it takes to obtain compensation for his clients.

Regulations Require that Truck Drivers Get Rest

The Federal Department of Transportation requires that truck drivers get a certain amount of rest while traveling long distances. In addition, truck drivers are supposed to keep a log detailing when they have rested. These logs are periodically audited to ensure that drivers remain in compliance.

However, many trucking companies put their drivers under immense economic pressure to get their loads delivered as soon as possible. These pressures can lead some truckers to falsify their log books and keep driving although they are supposed to be resting. When logs are falsified, trucking companies rarely hold the drivers responsible, because the end result—an on-time delivery—is all they really care about. As a truck driver fatigue accident attorney, Bill Berenson assists Dallas residents and others who are trying to hold a company accountable for putting profits ahead of people.

A Tired Truck Driver Is a Dangerous Truck Driver

With their enormous size and the heavy loads they carry, semi-trucks are dangerous enough as it is. But put a tired driver behind the wheel, and they become even more of a hazard. Like everyone else, truck drivers get tired. When they do, they lose their alertness and ability to react quickly to sudden events. In some cases they even drift in and out of sleep while driving.

When truck drivers are sleepy, they often will take stimulants to keep them awake. Sometimes these are over-the-counter substances that contain caffeine, but other times they are illegal substances. In either case, the substances may keep the driver awake, but they don’t do anything for the driver’s attention, alertness, or ability to maintain control of their vehicle. These situations are when accidents are even more likely to occur.

Have You Been Injured in a Trucking Accident?

If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious trucking accident in the Metroplex area, you need to make sure that you have a diligent, dedicated Dallas truck driver fatigue accident lawyer working on your case. By comparing the trucker’s logs to GPS data, gas-station receipts, and radio logs, an experienced attorney may be able to determine if a truck driver has been falsifying their logs. If so, your case for damages becomes even stronger. Legally responsible parties in these cases can include not only the driver, but also the trucking company and insurance carrier.

Dallas/Fort Worth personal injury attorney Bill Berenson has over 37 years of experience representing victims in serious injury cases, including those involving trucking accidents, and knows when a trucker’s story doesn’t add up. In addition, Attorney Berenson is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With all this experience, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Contact the Law Offices of William K. Berenson online or by phone at 817-855-8000 or toll free at 1-888-801-8585 schedule your no-cost initial consultation with a truck driver fatigue accident lawyer in the Dallas area today.

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