Helping Accident Victims Caused By Sleepy Truck Drivers

Fatigue is one of the most common reasons that drivers cause trucking accidents. Because truck drivers are under tight deadlines to reach their destination, they often feel pressure to drive longer than the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations allow. Unfortunately, this can lead to severe fatigue.

When fatigued drivers cause injury or death, the accident victims can seek compensation. At the law office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., in Dallas, we represent truck accident victims and their families. Our attorney is a board-certified specialist in personal injury. He has the experience and trial skill to protect your interests in complex cases such as truck accidents.

How Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Accidents In Texas

Federal regulations try to prevent truck driver fatigue by limiting the number of hours a driver may drive in one period. Drivers are supposed to get off the road and sleep when they reach the limit. Too often, however, drivers may exceed the hours limitations without taking a rest break, leading to truck driver negligence.

Fatigue can cause people to have issues such as:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Decreased alertness
  • Slower reflexes
  • Difficulty processing information

When drivers are fatigued, they have trouble reacting appropriately to changing traffic conditions. Because their reflexes are compromised, it will also be difficult for them to brake or steer in time to avoid a collision.

To hide hour violations, drivers may record fraudulent information in their logbooks. Investigating the logbook is an important step in driver fatigue cases. We may find that the driver and the trucking company are negligent parties if the company required the driver to violate FMCSA hour limits.

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Why Choose Jerry D. Andrews?

  • Board Certified: Mr. Andrews is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of personal injury trials.
  • Experience: Jerry D. Andrews applies more than 20 years of experience to each claim, and he has tried more than 30 jury trials.
  • No Win=No Fee: Each case is handled on a contingency basis. You pay no fees or costs unless you win.
  • Proven Results: The Firm works hard to obtain favorable verdicts and settlements for it's clients.
  • Get Started For Free: Contact the Firm to schedule your free consultation to see if the Firm is the right fit for you and your case.
  • Dedicated to Personal Injury: We only handle personal injury claims, and the Firm is dedicated to seeking the best results possible for our clients.
  • Personal Service: You will work directly with Mr. Andrews throughout your claim process
  • Award Winning: Attorney Andrews has been chosen as a 2011 Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Se Habla Español: Texas abogado Jerry D. Andrews accidentes lesiónes personales.