Accidents Due To Truck Driver Fatigue
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has consistently identified truck driver fatigue as a contributing factor in truck accidents. In an effort to protect motorists on our streets and highways from the dangers of truck driver fatigue, federal laws specify how many hours each day a truck driver should rest. A law cannot force a driver to sleep; however, the law can build in structure that promotes proper rest by truckers.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in Tennessee or Georgia, it may be impossible to know whether the truck driver was fatigued without a detailed investigation. Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law places a high priority on a thorough investigation of every truck accident case. Our investigators look at drivers' logs, gather eyewitness testimony and otherwise seek to document any evidence that driver fatigue could have been a factor.
For this reason and many other compelling reasons, it is very important to talk to a personal injury attorney sooner rather than later after a serious traffic accident. Truck drivers are required by law to keep their log books for a certain period of time. An investigation that starts in time to get access to the log books stands a much greater chance of uncovering the true cause of the accident.
Was a Chattanooga truck driver fatigued? Was that a factor in the truck accident that injured you or took the life of your loved one? Get answers with the help of our attorneys. Pursue the maximum available compensation in order to move forward after a truck accident in Tennessee or Georgia.
Whether a truck accident was caused by driver negligence or mechanical failure, there is no substitution for prompt investigation
Contact Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law, in practice in Chattanooga since 1945, to discuss with a lawyer how to obtain compensation after a truck accident in Tennessee or Georgia.