One of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents is drowsy driving. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set forth various regulations and rules which address the problem of fatigued driving by limiting the number of hours a trucker can drive, more than hundreds of thousands of hours-of-service (HOS) rule violations have been issued every year.

If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by a fatigued trucker in New York, let Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP protect your rights and best interest. With more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, our New York City personal injury attorneys understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable results possible.

Causes of Fatigued Driving

In most cases, fatigued driving in the trucking industry is mainly due to competition. For every trucking company that is compliant with all of the safety rules, there are several more who are willing to compromise safety in order to maximize their profits. Some trucking companies encourage their drivers to work longer hours to meet tight deadlines as fast as possible.

Common causes of truck driver fatigue include the following:

  • Improper rest periods
  • Driving more hours than permitted by law
  • Pressure to meet strict deadlines

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Sleep deprivation slows down reaction time and obstructs a driver’s ability to make proper decisions. Our legal team can investigate your case, examine the evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and develop an effective case strategy for you. Do not hesitate to obtain experienced legal counsel from our highly qualified personal injury attorneys.

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