map3030 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, #130
Dallas, TX 75234


Call Us214-221-5800

Dallas Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer

Irving drowsy driver truck crash lawyer

Attorney in Irving for Victims of Crashes Caused by Drowsy Truckers

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

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.

Finding the Cause of Your Accident

It is not uncommon for truck drivers to forgo required rest periods in an effort to meet tight deadlines or to obtain cash bonuses from their company. 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.

Even if the driver was within FMCSA regulations, fatigue can still lead to devastating accidents for which he or she should be held responsible. Regardless of what caused the driver to drive while fatigued, our firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Get the Experienced Representation You Need

For more information about seeking damages for injuries caused by a fatigued truck driver, contact our office. Call 214-221-5800 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation today. We represent victims and their families in Dallas, Irving, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Valley Ranch, Mesquite, Coppell, Garland, and throughout North Texas. Se habla Español.

Back to Top