We are open and here to serve you using email, phone and video conferencing to take care of our clients and keep them safe! Learn More

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
Call Today 404.907.1594
Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep Deprivation & Truck Accidents

"If a sleep deprived truck driver caused my accident, can they be held responsible?"

The Sleep in America poll is one of the first studies to examine the relationship between transportation professionals’ sleep habits and their work performance.

  • 14% of truck drivers polled responded saying that sleepiness caused at least one safety problem while driving
  • 44% of truck drivers said they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep
  • 25% of the truck drivers polled cited their work schedule as a problem for their lack of sleep

Lack of sleep for transportation workers can make it difficult to maintain awareness during a driving shift. The inconsistent scheduling of what days to work, what time to work and the amount of time off between work shifts can make it hard to establish sleep/wake patterns for the driver.

Without transportation workers performing at their most rested and best, the amount of trucking accidents can greatly increase. When it comes to truck accidents, there can be many people responsible for the driver’s negligence – the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the person who leased the truck from the owner, the manufacturer of the vehicle, its tires or any other parts, the person or company who loaded the truck’s shipment.

All these parties will lay blame with the other as to not be the one responsible with the accident. If you are the one who has been injured due to a sleepy truck driver’s negligence or another kind of driver negligence, please contact The Kalka Law Group. It can be difficult to settle fault with a trucking insurance company, but our lawyers have settled numerous successful cases in our client’s favor.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Amazing Job!!!!”

    Angelique Turner

  • “I am truly lucky, lucky to survive a semi truck and lucky to have found you guys!!”

    Kelly Youssef

  • “There will never be enough words that can describe the type of lawyer, professional, confidant, and friend that Tony Kalka and Renee Smith have been thru the entire ordeal of my case.”

    Meg B.

  • “Very professional attorney's ”

    Rodney

  • “There are no words to express how grateful I am to you both.”

    M Morgan

  • “Best law firm in Atlanta ”

    Kytonia R.

  • “Matthew also assisted with my case he was very professional and he always answered all of my questions.”

    Latisha S.

  • “I have attorneys for life.”

    E Ripley

  • “Tony handled my accident claim and I was completely 100% satisfied with the services I received. ”

    Aaron Christopher

  • “I appreciate everything he has done for us and enjoy working as a "team" with him throughout this process.”

    Maleeia

  • “They and all of their staff were great.”

    Frankie B.

  • “Their preparation was absolutely impeccable. Never have I seen a case handled and prepared for better.”

    Wayne Koral

  • “Best law firm in Atlanta ”

    Kytonia

  • “They have been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.”

    David P.

  • “The Kalka Law Group far exceeded my expectations...and they are just the nicest people you'd want to meet.”

    Barbara R.

Work With a
Recognized Legal Team

  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Millions of Dollars in Settlements Recovered
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • Included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Perfect 10.0 Rating on Avvo
  • Nationally Recognized by Numerous Legal Organizations

Contact The Kalka Law group Today

Request Your Free Consultation - You Don't Pay Unless We Win
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.