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Truck Driver Fatigue

Posted on 06/14/2013Back

Truck driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in the United States. Studies have shown that found driver fatigue is tantamount to driving while intoxicated. Consequently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented strict regulations on truckers which limit the amount of time a truck driver is permitted to spend on the road.

Sadly, in the competitive market of commercial freight, these regulations are often ignored for the sake of increasing productivity, placing other drivers on the road at incredible risk.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, please call 612-436-5026 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Minneapolis truck accident lawyers.

We can help you no matter where in Minnesota you were hurt.

Liability

You may think that a fatigued truck driver alone bears responsibility for an accident, but this is seldom the case. Often, the truck driver is being pushed by the company he works for to meet an unrealistic schedule, forcing him to drive long hours without rest.

In these instances, both the driver and his employer will share responsibility for any injuries you sustain. When we investigate a potential case, we consider all possible parties who may be liable for your or your loved one’s injuries.

For more information on what our Minneapolis, Minnesota truck accident lawyers can do for you and other residents throughout Minnesota, please contact GoldenbergLaw, PLLC today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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