Trucking accidents tend to cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death at much higher rates than accidents involving private passenger vehicles. The sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles make this type of accident especially dangerous.
The danger posed by semi tractor-trailers is recognized by the government and insurers in the way they treat these vehicles and their operation. The federal government tightly regulates factors such as the maintenance and operation of these large vehicles to attempt to create as safe an environment as possible on the roads.
Truck Driver Fatigue Creates Real Danger
One of the factors that can create real danger is when drivers are pushed too far. Logging too many miles in a day or over the course of several days can leave a driver fatigued and unable to properly control his or her vehicle. Tractor-trailers are dangerous enough when properly handled. When a driver is nodding off behind the wheel or when his or her reaction time is diminished, it can mean the difference between a safe run and a catastrophic accident.
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At the law firm of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, our Fairfax truck driver fatigue lawyers understand the damage that a fatigued truck driver can do to someone's life. If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one to a trucking accident, only a thorough investigation conducted by experienced professionals can help uncover the cause and hold the responsible party accountable for your losses.
Contact our Northern Virginia Attorneys for the Victims of Truck Driver Inattention
When catastrophic accidents occur, recovery can depend on having access to experienced legal counsel. If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, turn to the knowledgeable attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, in Fairfax, Virginia, who can explore whether truck driver fatigue was the cause of the accident. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 877-652-1553, or contact us online. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We collect no fee unless we secure compensation for you.
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