Truck drivers work in a pressure-filled environment where time means money. Because they are often paid by the mile, truck drivers may push themselves to cover as many miles as they can in as short a time as possible to maximize their take-home pay. This means that truck drivers frequently drive fatigued, jeopardizing their lives as well as the lives of everyone on Texas roads.At Davis Law Firm, we know that truck drivers, shipping companies and their insurance companies have a significant financial interest in avoiding responsibility for trucking accidents. Due to trucks’ massive weight and size, accidents involving them frequently cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Our lawyers know how to investigate a trucking accident to uncover truck driver fatigue.
Davis Law Firm holds negligent parties accountable for trucking accidents caused by driver fatigue. With offices in San Antonio and El Paso and throughout South Texas, we’ve got your back! Contact us today by completing our online contact form or calling 210-444-4444 in San Antonio.
Driving While Tired
Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of trucking accidents, resulting in an estimated 1,200 fatal accidents and 76,000 serious injuries throughout the U.S, according to a 2009 study conducted by Caterpillar. Despite federal regulations governing how long they are permitted to drive, many truck drivers use falsified or dummy driver logbooks to conceal their true hours worked.
Our attorneys have successfully handled many truck driver fatigue cases and we know how to expose fake logbook entries to establish a true timeline of events. We use food and diesel fuel receipts as well as GPS tracking data to determine if any hours of service regulations were broken and if the trucker was driving while tired.
If You Were Injured in an Accident With a Truck, Call Our San Antonio and South Texas Lawyers
If you were injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck, who you hire matters. It is important to hire an experienced law firm whose lawyers have extensive knowledge about how to handle truck accident claims. The lawyers at Davis Law Firm are experienced litigators who will fight to ensure that your rights are protected.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact our firm either by sending us an email or calling toll free at 800-483-8151 or 210-444-4444 in San Antonio. We will meet you at our office, the hospital, your home or wherever it is most convenient.
To learn more about how we can fight for your interests and your future, please contact our law offices today for a free initial consultation.Find A Location Live Chat