Tired Drivers & Serious Truck Accidents
Tired driving is a serious and well-known problem that leads to unnecessary
accidents, injuries and deaths on America's highways. It has been
tired drivers are involved in more than 100,000 accidents each year in the United States.
Sadly, those accidents typically result in 40,000 injuries and approximately
1,500 deaths. Tired driving is a particularly major problem for the transportation
industry as truckers are often forced to meet strict delivery deadlines.
Truckers are not allowed to exceed 11 hours of driving per day and must
also have a minimum 10 hour rest period afterwards. Truck drivers must
record all of this information in their driving logs. Sometimes drivers
fail to adhere to these regulations and put their fellow motorists at
great risk of a devastating collision with an 80,000 pound truck.
If you or someone in your family has been impacted by a collision with
a tired driver, you should retain the services of a skilled legal team
right away. Truck drivers and large transportation companies operate huge
vehicles and sometimes transport dangerous materials and need to be held
to a higher standard. At Bostwick & Peterson, our firm may be able
to assist you in holding those responsible accountable. We will aggressively
pursue the full compensation you deserve for you and your family.
The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Attorney
Due to the forces generated by trucks that can weigh from 10,000 to 80,000
pounds, being involved in a truck accident places you at risk for
catastrophic injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. When a truck accident occurs,
the transportation company and their large insurance carriers quickly
get involved with the goal of aggressively protecting their own interests.
Our firm will aggressively fight for your interests. We are very informed
in trucking industry regulations and we will thoroughly investigate the
details of your accident to firmly establish if tired driving was a cause
of your accident. In our 60 years of collective experience, we have collected
over $500 million for our San Francisco clients and we may be able to
help you receive maximum compensation.