The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently reported that trucker fatigue is a factor in 30 to 40 percent of all truck accidents. Driving on too little sleep has previously been compared to driving while intoxicated, and with very good reason. Fatigue decreases attention span and increases the amount of time required to respond to changes in traffic. What’s more, a lack of sleep can cause consecutive losses of consciousness, each one endangering the lives of everyone else on the road.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a fatigued trucker, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation with our California truck accident attorney.
Liability in Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigued Truckers
Determining who can be held liable following a truck accident is never easy. Even the seemingly black and white issue of sleep deprived truckers may prove more complex than anticipated when you begin to seek compensation. The only way to ensure you are not cheated out of the full compensation you deserve is by working with an experienced California truck accident attorney.
Many truckers forego sleep in order to meet unrealistic demands placed on them by their employers. This can make a trucking company equally liable when a fatigued trucker causes an accident. What’s more, just because fatigue was a factor does not mean it was the only cause. Mickey Fine is prepared to investigate your accident to uncover all of its causes, identify every liable party, and fight for the maximum compensation you are due.
To schedule your free consultation with our experienced California truck accident attorney, please contact us today. Attorney Fine serves clients throughout California from his offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach. If your injury makes travel difficult, Mr. Fine would be happy to come to you.