Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Accidents
We've all seen the news reports of those really horrific highway accidents caused by a driver who went to sleep behind the wheel. The road can be mesmerizing especially at night or when you have long distances to drive. Though everyone knows that fatigued driving leads to serious Accidents and Injuries on Texas roadways, we are still occasionally tempted to try and make it just a few hundred more miles before stopping to rest.
This is even more true of truck drivers. They often drive hundreds of miles each week and their paycheck depends upon them getting to their destination on time. They know the rules and yet it’s easy to falsify log book records. The more miles they can make in a day’s time, the bigger the paycheck and the more free time they will have once they arrive at their destination. It’s tempting to push the limits.
But statistics have shown over and over that accidents involving 18-wheelers often produce catastrophic results. Injuries can be anywhere from severe to deadly. An average semi-truck fully loaded can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Even when the trailer is empty, it can still become a very dangerous object on Texas roadways.
No one wants to look up and see an 18-wheeler headed their way completely out of control. But that’s what happens when a truck driver falls asleep behind the wheel. The truck speeds out of control crossing lanes, slamming into bridges or driving off into a ditch. If you happen to be unlucky enough to be on that same space of roadway with the truck, then your life may be in danger.
Fatigue and sleep deprivation impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Fatigue can be caused by lack of sleep, or inadequate daily sleep patterns. When truck drivers push themselves regularly to drive when they know they’re too tired, then this can create continuous sleep deprivation.
Zinda Law Group PLLC represents victims in accidents like this. We believe in pursuing justice for our clients and work to protect their rights when they've been injured in a commercial truck accident caused by driver fatigue. The team at Zinda Law Group knows the law and understands how to investigate these accident cases.
Our attorneys will look at all possible causes and investigate any reports or eye witnesses to get at the truth of what happened. Our Texas law firm has the resources and experience to build a strong case that supports your right to financial compensation for your damages and injuries.
Texas Truck Driving Accidents are on the rise, but if you've been a victim in one, then you’ll need a highly skilled Texas attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. You can call today and geta free initial consultation where you can speak with an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer. You won’t have to pay attorney's fees unless Zinda Law Group PLLC is successful in obtaining compensation for you through litigation or negotiation. Call today to schedule your free appointment and get on the road to regaining health.