One of the leading causes of accidents is sleep deprivation. If you drive while drowsy, it’s as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Imagine how much more dangerous it is for semi-truck drivers to regularly go without adequate sleep while driving heavy vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, the operator’s fatigue may have been the culprit. Let Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. help you get justice.
Is the Operator Responsible for Fatigue-Caused Accidents?
Commercial drivers of large vehicles towing heavy weights have to abide by specific regulations. This goes beyond just following the rules of the road; they also have to maintain a current commercial driver’s license, keep their vehicles properly maintained and adhering to the limitations on how long they can drive.
Fatigue reduces an operator’s ability to drive safely and this leads to accidents. Accidents in which the other vehicle is usually the most damaged and the individuals in the other car are injured or killed. A truck driver may not be held personally responsible due to the rule of vicarious liability, but there’s no reason that you or your family can’t get justice.
If You Or a Loved One Have Been Injured
When you or someone you love has been injured due to a fatigued truck driver’s actions, you have the right to seek damages. Time away from work, lost earning potential, medical expenses, pain and suffering—these are some of the damages you can claim when seeking compensation for a fatigued driver’s mistakes. Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you with that process.
It’s a lot of work to prove that a truck operator was fatigued and driving irresponsibly and you have to focus on medical treatment and trying to move on with your life. We’ll do it for you. Contact us today and start your free case evaluation to get the justice you deserve.