Federal laws as well as state laws and trucking industry regulations stipulate that truck drivers need to rest adequately between driving stints. Without these regulations in place, many truck drivers might push themselves to unmanageable limits. Truckers typically have strong incentives to drive more, faster and farther. Their pay may depend on the number of miles traveled or by how many loads they deliver. Whatever their pay arrangements are, more driving naturally means more income.
Pushing themselves to drive more and farther and faster can of course put truckers behind the wheel while they are sleepy and tired. Experts have shown that driving fatigue is another major preventable risk factor for accidents, on par with trucker errors of drunk driving and distracted driving. Demonstrating that a truck driver was probably fatigued at the time of an accident can provide the basis for a strong injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit.
Knowing how and why a truck accident occurred is an important step in the pursuit of ample compensation. If you were injured or if a family member was killed in a truck accident, you deserve to know what really happened. Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., is committed to helping our clients get answers — and compensation.
Was truck driver fatigue a major contributing factor in the accident that caused you harm? We can help you find out — and put that information to good use in your injury claim or wrongful death claim. Contact us for responsive and on-the-spot legal counsel. Call our MN personal injury lawyers as soon as possible at 651-JUSTICE (651-587-8423).
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Eagan, MN, 55121
3085 Justice Way #200, Eagan, MN 55121