Truck drivers are under an extreme amount of pressure to meet delivery deadlines. Failure to do so can result in a loss of income and often puts future business in jeopardy for the driver and his or her employer. This type of pressure frequently compels drivers to make irresponsible decisions about getting the necessary amount of sleep versus continuing to drive.
Operating an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other commercial truck requires complete concentration and that the driver to be fully alert at all times. Any lapse can impair the driver’s ability to safely operate the truck and can lead to serious accidents that often result in severe or life-threatening injuries.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a trucking accident that happened because the driver fell asleep at the wheel or was impaired due to lack of sleep, you have the right to seek compensation for any injuries or losses you have suffered. It is important that you seek the advice of a reputable New York truck driver fatigue accident lawyer who can help you understand your rights and legal options.
Representing Victims of Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue
At the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C., we represent injury victims in all types of serious semi-truck accident claims. We fully investigate these matters, including the review of the driver’s logbooks, data from GPS or “black box” units and any other relevant information.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict regulations regarding the amount of sleep truck drivers need to get. If our investigation uncovers discrepancies between the driver’s logbooks and the black box, we use that information to strengthen the case in support of your claim. We utilize every resource at our disposal to secure the maximum level of compensation available in your case.
Contact us today to discuss your truck accident claim with a lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation and case review where you can get your initial questions answered and learn more about how we can help you. We will not accept any attorneys’ fees unless you recover compensation for your injuries.