Have you ever heard of the term "truck driver fatigue?" It's a real thing, and one that our injury lawyer warns could have a major impact on those driving along Texas roadways.
For those in the trucking industry, it’s very common to see countless hours go by without much, if any, sleep. This is what's known as truck driver fatigue. It’s seen as “just part of the job” by many, and there are different ways to try to combat this from happening, such as:
- Drinking caffeine
- Turning up the music
- Opening windows
- Illegal drug usage
While this side of the job is far from the glitz and glam of many other positions, those in the industry know that it is often required, and most likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon—especially with the trucker shortage America is currently facing.
The Real Danger
While there is not a great deal of information surrounding the impact that fatigued driving has on the trucking industry specifically, there are studies that show the negative impacts of driving drowsy in any vehicle. It has been shown that 16% of accidents are caused by a lack of sleep in one or more parties involved. The scariest part is that there are probably more accidents caused each year by drowsy driving than we know about; however, we simply aren’t able to detect these situations like we would with a drunk driver. There is currently no way of testing if a driver was fatigued at the time of an accident.
This is where working with an experienced injury lawyer will prove to be beneficial following your drowsy driver trucking accident. Our injury lawyer will help you gather the information necessary to build a strong case in court and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Not only is driving drowsy dangerous, but it is also much more common than many people think. In one recent study, more than 50% of participants admitted to driving drowsy, and another 25% said they have fallen asleep while behind the wheel at least once.
Injured Due to Truck Driver Fatigue? Contact Our Injury Lawyer Now!
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a trucker with driver fatigue, it is important for you to understand your rights. Working with a qualified injury lawyer will allow you to ensure you are receiving the maximum possible compensation for your case.
Our injury lawyer here at SJ Injury Attorneys has been helping our clients hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions for many years. We have the experience and knowledge to help hold the negligent party accountable for their actions to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our office online or give us a call at (713) 341-0220 for more information or to schedule a free, no-cost case evaluation with our injury lawyer.