One of the more common causes of serious
truck accidents is drowsy driving. Far too often, truck drivers are so tired that they
either fall asleep at the wheel or lose concentration, resulting in losing
control of their truck. Unfortunately, any other vehicle on the road faces
the risk of danger when this type of situation happens.
This is worrisome, but it makes you wonder: why are truck drivers so fatigued?
Truck drivers are supposed to follow various regulations that help them
remain alert at the wheel and keep themselves and others safe. One of
the regulations they must follow is the Hours of Service rules. These
prohibit a truck driver from driving more than a certain number of hours
in a single day, as well as limits the amount of hours of operation over
the course of the week.
These rules are designed to make sure truck drivers have enough rest in
between shifts so they are not tired while driving.
Because trucking companies often stress tight deadlines, truck drivers
often go over the number of hours they are allowed to drive to ensure
the cargo makes it to its destination on time. This means that the truck
driver is also failing to properly log their hours of operation or falsifying
the information they input.
If a truck driver operates their vehicle while tired, it can result in
a serious collision, as well as catastrophic injuries. Any person injured
by this kind of negligence has a right to seek compensation for damages
At Domina Law Group, our Nebraska truck accident attorneys understand this
is a difficult time for you. It may be tough to determine exactly who
is to blame for the accident. You may also need to pay expensive medical
bills or suffer lost wages from being unable to work. This is where our
firm comes in to help. We stand by your side to hold the negligent party
or parties accountable and help you obtain justice. If you or someone
you love has been injured by a fatigued truck driver,
call us today.