Truck Accidents: Fatigued Driving Can Be Deadly

by Staff Blogger | March 9th, 2017

Truck drivers are responsible for making sure communities throughout the U.S. have the necessities, such as food, clothing, and even medical supplies. At Skolrood Law Firm, we’re grateful to all truck drivers who safely deliver their loads on a weekly basis. What we’re not a big fan of are trucking companies who put undue pressure on those drivers, pushing them to drive fatigued or on tight deadlines.

Big trucks can carry up to 80,000 lbs at one time. That’s 40 tons of weight barreling down the interstate. It takes intense focus to keep these behemoths between the lines, and that level of precision leaves no room for error. A fatigued or pressured driver is a danger to everyone out on the road and should never happen. Unfortunately, sometimes trucking companies put profits over people and it’s often the other drivers on the road who pay the price.

If you’ve been injured in a big truck accident, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll investigate the cause of the accident to determine the circumstances that led up to the crash. Then we’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and more. We’re ready to help, so contact us today.