Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. The Federal Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that drowsiness and fatigue contribute 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.
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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 believes that no individual should be left to handle the emotional, physical, and financial repercussions of an accident on their own accord.
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:
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.
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