Truck Driver Fatigue
Advocacy from Top Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of tractor-trailer accidents in the United States. Our team at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner handles truck accident cases in the Richmond area. With years of experience and a winning track record, we are familiar with the various mechanical and drivers failures that can contribute to truck accidents. We encourage you to call a Richmond truck accident attorney from our office if you or a family member sustained an injury in a tractor-trailer collision, including accidents caused by fatigued truck drivers.
We’ve Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Injury Victims
At our law firm, we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our team is knowledgeable, aggressive, and effective. We have been serving our community since 1979. We understand truck accident cases and build strong cases for our clients using testimony from experts and consultations from accident reconstructionists, forensic engineers, truck accident investigators, and others.
If a trucker’s negligence led to you or a loved one getting hurt, you should speak with a member of our team right away.
Tractor-Trailer Accident Statistics in the United States
In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), truck accidents across the nation led to:
- Over 3,900 deaths
- Approximately 104,000 injuries
In order for those numbers to come down, truck drivers and their employers will need to need to focus on compliance with common-sense regulations that ensure driver safety. These regulations include limits on the amount of hours a driver is able to work before taking a rest break.
How Dangerous Is Drowsy Driving?
Federal regulations do require drivers to limit their time on the road in order to preserve attention and alertness. Studies on drowsy driving by the NHTSA show that at least 7,000 people died over a 10-year period in accidents related to tired driving. Some medications can increase the risk of drowsy driving, as well as alcohol consumption.
Federal truck regulations have a “zero tolerance” policy for drug / alcohol use by truck drivers, but fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Unfortunately, with the pressure to make deadlines and to keep employers happy, many drivers drive longer than they should and forge their logbooks to conceal their real hours on the road.
Call Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner for a Free Review
Our team can sit down with you for a free consultation and provide you with answers and information. We work closely with our clients to build watertight claims and to ensure maximum compensation.
Call CSFGB at (888) 337-0477 for more information today.