According to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), driver fatigue is a contributing factor in around 13% of all commercial truck accidents. Fatigue can be a problem for any driver, but the competitive nature of the trucking industry makes it a particularly significant issue for truckers.
If you have been seriously injured in a commercial truck accident, our Connecticut injury lawyers can help you investigate the accident to determine the cause, and identify all liable parties. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck-related accident, contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
Sometimes, motor carrier companies impose unrealistic deadlines on their drivers in order to ensure the fastest delivery possible. When a driver’s paycheck depends on their ability to make a narrow delivery window, they will often cut corners on safety, such as:
Because trucking companies often play a role in driver fatigue, you can potentially recover compensation from the company itself (in addition to the driver) if you have evidence that proves they imposed an unrealistic schedule on the driver, or otherwise violated FMCSA regulations. Our experienced Ridgefield truck accident attorneys can help you gather the evidence needed to hold every liable party accountable.
In many truck accident cases, you are up against more than just the driver; you are also facing the lawyers, investigators, and representatives of powerful trucking companies that are determined to protect their own interests.
At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, we have the experience, skill, and access to expert resources you need to build the strongest possible case and effectively fight for fair compensation. We handle all truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us until we recover compensation in your case.
If you or one of your loved ones has been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by a fatigued driver, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent truck accident victims throughout Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, and surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Contact us at (888) 244-5480 to find out more about what you are entitled to and how we can be of assistance.