Alert driving is imperative for everyone on the road; however, truck drivers must be extra vigilant since accidents involving trucks are more likely to result in personal injury and property damage. According to the New York Times, one in seven fatal crashes involve trucks.
Truck drivers are at risk for fatigued driving due to the long hours they often put in. While there are federal regulations in place limiting drivers to eleven hours of driving after ten consecutive hours off, fatigue can still set in or these limits might be ignored. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatigue is the second most common cause of trucking accidents where the driver is at fault, after not being familiar with the area. Fatigued truck driving came to media attention in June 2014 after comedian Tracy Morgan was injured by a Wal-Mart truck driver who had not slept for over 24 hours.
If you or a loved one is injured in a trucking accident, the driver could be at fault and you may deserve compensation for your suffering, lost wages due to recovery time, and/or medical costs. Kryder Law’s truck accident attorneys have years of experience working with trucking companies, and their insurance providers, to win compensation for our clients.
In addition to free online case evaluations, Kryder Law’s trucking accident lawyers are also available for in-home consults for Chicagoland Suburbs and in-facility consults are possible if you are unable to travel. it is important to move quickly in order to protect your rights and preserve evidence that may be lost with the passage of time. If you have suffered an injury in a trucking accident, call the Kryder Law Group at (312) 223-1700 or click here to request a Free Case Evaluation.