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Injured by a Tired Truck Driver? Let Us Fight to Maximize Your Deserved Compensation

Drowsy Truck Driver Accidents in Atlanta

Atlanta Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers

Driver fatigue results from lack of sleep, too short of breaks, excessive driving, or exhaustion. When truck drivers ignore regulations on driving hours or fail to get the proper amount of sleep, it can often lead to serious accidents. These accidents may lead to devastating injuries for other drivers who share the road with drowsy truck drivers.

What are the laws on driving hours?

The federal government has taken note of the amount of accidents caused by tired truck drivers and has worked to try and reduce these numbers. New federal laws state that a truck driver may not drive more than 11 consecutive hours without taking at least a 10-hour break between driving shifts. In addition, they can only clock a maximum of 14 hours (max of 11 hours on the road), per day. In a seven-day stretch, they can drive no more than 77 hours.

While these rules attempt to help, they have not curbed the amount of truck accidents as much as the government had hoped. Drivers still ignore the rules in order to meet their quotas or make more money. Unfortunately, this puts many other drivers on the road at risk.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries

If you suffered a serious injury due to a drowsy or tired truck driver, our firm is here to help. Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys know how to carefully investigate an accident and find supportive evidence for our clients.

We can review the following to determine if a driver is at fault:

  • Hours on the road
  • Log book
  • Driving record (including accidents)
  • Amount of sleep driver claims to have had
  • If any alcohol or drug use was involved
  • Length of breaks and days off in between shifts

Our legal team will put in the work to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need for their injuries. Do not let a truck driver or their employer deny you the restitution you deserve!

Call Kalka & Baer LLC or fill out a free case evaluation form online today.

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