Truck Driver Fatigue

Tractor trailers and the many good operators who drive them are a crucial part of the freighting economy in the United States. These trucks can be dangerous if the many safety standards that exist for them are not followed, though. In an increasingly competitive corporate marketplace, quotas for truck drivers have consistently grown larger and more difficult to safely meet. Some drivers have been pressed to push through extreme fatigue to extend their hours of service, and several lines of products have hit the market to help them do this. Truck drivers’ fatigue is a risk to their own safety and to the safety of other motorists on the road, as any collision with a large-scale vehicle presents higher impacts and greater capacity for destruction than a standard auto crash. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has identified this fatigue as a top cause of tractor trailer accidents.

The attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in handling accidents resulting from truck driver fatigue. Regardless of the situation or its outcomes, any insurance claim involving a trucking firm is likely to run into extreme friction. No corporation ever wants to make payouts to victims of its agents’ actions because such payouts are a loss of income. Trucking companies are especially resistant to do so because every accident payout is cited on a permanent commercial record that will affect their future bookings.

Concerns like these have led trucking companies and their insurance representatives to extreme action – both inside and outside the law – to get the outcome they’re after. The North Carolina and South Carolina truck accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in handling these cases and protecting the rights of victims of these accidents. They know the law on HOS standards and other trucking safety regulations.

If you or someone you love was injured or lost their life as a result of truck driver fatigue, don’t risk navigating a legal battle with a trucking or insurance company without the representation of an experienced attorney. Medical and vehicle repair costs after a life-altering accident with a tractor trailer may be more severe than those of a standard accident. Without experienced counsel, you might underestimate the value of your case or miss important deadlines. Corporate or bureaucratic time-wasting may also jeopardize the benefits package to which you may be entitled for damages in this situation.

What You Must Know

Laws may vary depending whether the accident happened in North Carolina or South Carolina, but generally they stipulate that those who cause accidents must pay for the damages incurred by their victims. In cases of fatigue, other motorists are in no way responsible for the catastrophic results of truckers’ exhausted driving. Trucking companies and insurance agencies are not interested in paying for such catastrophes because their first priority is always profit shares and stakeholder interests. Grimes Teich Anderson is loyal only to the interests of its clients: the victims of corporate and driver negligence. Let us take on your case to get you the benefits package to which you may be entitled to help you cover the costs of your injuries.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Were you as a result of a collision with a fatigued tractor trailer driver in North Carolina or South Carolina? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 and ask for your free consultation with a personal injury attorney, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

**Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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