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Fatigued driving: a hidden cause of many truck accidents

Trucks are large and heavy, capable of inflicting serious damage when involved in collisions with other vehicles. Due to the risk of serious injuries and major damage from truck accidents, it is critical for truck drivers to be well-rested and well-trained in safe driving practices. One of the most common reasons why trucks are involved in accidents is fatigued truckers. 

There are federal regulations that determine how many hours can be driven in a single stretch. Although there are clear rules in place, New York readers may know that some truckers are paid by the mile or by final delivery. This could lead to the temptation to ignore safety rules and drive for too long. Tired drivers may not be aggressive drivers, but they are capable of causing fatal or serious accidents.

When fatigued truckers cause harm, victims and family members left behind have legal options. We know how to effectively investigate these cases and gather the evidence needed for a successful personal injury claim. From witness accounts to log books, there are ways to hold liable parties accountable. However, it is vital for victims to act quickly after accidents.

Victims of truck accidents may feel daunted by the legal, physical and financial challenges ahead, but they do not have to face them alone. Seek a case evaluation today to learn how our New York team can help you. Do not wait to get the help you deserve, but act quickly to preserve evidence and secure the full and fair recovery to which you are entitled.

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