Truck Driver Fatigue

Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorney Fights for Victims of Tired Truckers

Many motor vehicle accidents involving rigs/18-wheelers are caused in one of three ways: excessive speed of the truck for conditions, lack of qualifications and/or training for the truck driver, and driver fatigue on the part of the truck driver as a result of driving too many hours without proper rest. Although there are strict regulations limiting the hours that a driver can legally operate a big rig, drivers are often paid by the mile or by the load, and therefore they have a lot of incentive to drive for longer than the specified maximum number of hours allowed by law, including from the FMCSA regulations. Some trucking companies push their drivers to make deadlines, regardless of fatigue, so that the trucking companies protect their profits. Many drivers and their motor carriers fail to properly keep track of the number of hours driven. Other drivers may fabricate their logbook entries to make it appear that they have driven less hours than they actually have. Many times carriers will conveniently ignore such legal violations that put the driving public at risk.

Our Indianapolis truck accident attorneys are nationally known and have represented clients from throughout the country who have suffered truck accident injuries all over the nation. Many of our cases have involved truck crashes in Indiana. Through more than 50 combined years of experience, we have earned a track record of success, obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Driver Fatigue

When drivers are tired from overworking and not sleeping enough, their concentration wanes, greatly increasing the likelihood of an accident. Because of the size and speed of 18-wheelers, the consequences of a truck accident are very serious and often deadly. For those who survive the crash, the injuries that result from truck-related accidents are often catastrophic, including:

Truck Accident Attorneys with Experience

Truck accident cases are a lot different from simple car accident cases. Your legal team should have exceptional experience and qualifications to handle truck accident litigation and who know Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). In addition to more than 50 years of experience handling this type of case, our AV-rated* Indianapolis personal injury attorneys are involved with trucking associations that include the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice, and we have published papers on some of the complicated topics involved in truck accident litigation:

Deposition and Cross-Examination of the Defendant Driver
Over Driving the Headlights and Other Night Driving Issues

We will use our knowledge and experience to defend your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve after a truck accident.

Contact an Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident with a truck, we are here to help. Contact our Indianapolis truck accident lawyers today online or by telephone at (888) 494-3765 to discuss your rights after a fatigued truck driver caused your accident.

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