Truck driver fatigue is a dangerous condition that contributes to trucking accidents, injuries and death. Truck driver fatigue results from too much driving and not enough rest. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration addressed this dangerous condition by adopting new hours-of-service rules instituted on July 1, 2013.
If you were in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important to communicate the details to your attorney. If you suspect the driver suffered from driver fatigue, the case may be investigated properly. Evidence may be legally obtained from the truck’s black box and/or the driver’s log book. There may be medication(s) that the driver was taking to combat fatigue – in and of itself this is illegal. This applies to prescribed and over-the-counter medication.
Attorney Paul VanDerwerken offers a free case review so that you can discuss the details of your case and look at a future possible course of action. There are no upfront fees or costs involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis and your legal fees are taken from the negotiated settlement agreement or the court award. If you were injured, your attorney will seek the maximum compensation allowable, which may include medical expenses and future rehabilitation, pain and suffering, loss of income, property damage and other relief. To schedule an appointment with Attorney VanDerwerken, call 702-385-5050. Attorney VanDerwerken has settled more than 2000 car accident cases and has taken more than 125 cases to verdict in court. He settles an average of 95% of his cases.