Tired Driver Accidents in Long Island
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Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents.
The Federal Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that drowsiness
and fatigue contributes to at least 1 in every 8 truck accidents that
occurs in the U.S. each year. Although traffic and highway safety administrations
have implemented a wide range of regulations to keep tired drivers off
the road, over-exhausted truck drivers continue to get behind the wheel
and put other drivers at risk of being involved in a serious accident.
If you’ve been injured in a
truck accident caused by a fatigued driver, you may be entitled to take legal action
and pursue fair and just compensation for the suffering you’ve endured.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our team of dedicated and skilled lawyers firmly believe that no individual
should be left to handle the emotional, physical, and financial repercussions
of an accident on their own accord.
Put more than 100 years of collective experience on your side today.
Contact our office to begin discussing your legal options.
Hours of Service Limitations for Truck Drivers
The FMCSA has implemented hours of service for truck drivers, which puts
limitations on how many hours truckers can be on the road each day. During
the 14-hour “on duty” period, drivers are allowed to drive
their truck for up to 11 total hours. Once truckers have reached their
11-hour limit, they must be off duty for 10 consecutive hours to rest
before getting back behind the wheel. Should drivers fail to adhere to
such regulations, it can put other drivers at risk.
The effects of truck driver fatigue can include:
- Significantly impairing a truck driver’s perception, coordination,
and reaction time
- Result in impairments similar to drivers who are over the legal BAC limit
- Lapsing in micro-sleep, which is when a driver unknowingly falls asleep
for just a few seconds
Act Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
Time is of the essence in the weeks and months following an accident –
you have limited time to bring forward a claim under New York’s
statute of limitations. If you fail to file a claim within the window
of time allotted, you may be denied the chance to seek justice. Our Long
Island truck accidents have the expertise and insight required to handle
these cases, and you can trust that we will work tirelessly to hold the
responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
We provide personal attention for each of our clients. Call (888) 305-6372 to
schedule a free initial consultation today.