A huge majority of truck accidents occur due to driver fatigue, drowsiness and sleeplessness. Driver fatigue can severely impair a truck driver’s ability to perform and react in a safe manner. It is said that for every hour that a truck driver loses sleep, it drastically increases the chances of an accident taking place. If you or a family member is in a truck accident and driver fatigue, negligence or recklessness is to blame then you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A Phoenix truck accident lawyer at our firm can meet with you to review the facts surrounding the accident and determine what type of compensation you may be entitled to ask for.
The trucking industry is booming and profiting billions of dollars each year. Many truckers are often pressed to get the job done in a timely manner in the effort to turn around quicker profits and increase a company’s revenue. Drivers are also often overworked, have very tight schedules and asked to meet very unrealistic deadlines; all of which can lead to driver fatigue. Many drivers often go without sleep for a 24 hour period or sometimes even longer. Those that do get sleep, often do so in shortened sporadic periods which is worse than getting no sleep at all.
Under Arizona Statute of Limitations a victim or family member of a victim only has up to 2 years to file a claim. The sooner a lawyer is retained, the greater the chances are of preserving evidence that can help in the effort to achieve maximum compensation amounts.
A victim or victim’s family member filing a claim may be awarded monetary compensation for any of the following:
Please contact a Phoenix truck accident attorney at our firm immediately if you have been in a truck accident in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert or Chandler, Arizona. We represent all types of trailer tractor and truck accidents, including those involving: driver fatigue, alcohol and drug abuse, jackknifing, overweight trucks and roll over truck accidents.
Is truck driver fatigue to blame for your accident? Contact us today!