For those of us who have taken road trips, we know that driving long distances can wear us out. We get to a certain point and realize we need to pull off the road for the day. Just as with anyone else, truck drivers are not exempt from fatigue while driving. Unfortunately, due to strict delivery deadlines, many times truck drivers will continue to drive even after they are legally required to stop.
There are federal rules in place that limit the number of hours a truck driver can work. There is a good reason for these rules. Fatigued drivers have diminished levels of concentration and their reaction times are delayed. Tired drivers can even fall asleep at the wheel! When any of these events occur, innocent drivers and passengers can pay the price.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you need a truck accident lawyer. For decades, people across Louisiana have turned to Charbonnet Law Firm, LLC. Call 504-888-2227 to schedule your free consultation.
Charbonnet Law Firm, LLC, has been representing personal injury accident victims for nearly 50 years. Today, our Louisiana trucking accident lawyers focus on helping people who have been injured in a truck accident through no fault of their own.
If you have been the victim of a semitrailer accident in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, or anywhere throughout Louisiana, it is important to have the right evidence to prove that the truck driver caused your accident. Driver fatigue is a common cause of truck accidents, and our attorneys know how to prove these cases. We will leave no stone unturned in our investigation of your accident. For instance, we can review the driver’s logbook and track the truck driver’s mileage to show he or she was beyond the set hour limit.
After a serious accident, we understand that you face a great deal of pain and suffering. Let our skilled legal team fight your legal battles, so you can focus on healing.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our firm at 504-888-2227 and ask to speak with a New Orleans truck driver fatigue attorney. You may also reach us by filling out our online inquiry form.