Accidents Caused By Truck Driver Fatigue
Truck driver fatigue is the cause of approximately 16 percent of all truck accidents. Trucking companies frequently pay their drivers by the mile or by the load and encourage them to drive for longer periods than recommended in the regulations put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Drivers may falsify the log books they are required to carry and drive longer hours to make up time lost in traffic or bad weather, or so they can increase their paycheck. When this results in a serious accident, the truck driver usually walks away unscathed. The driver and passengers of the other vehicle end up catastrophically injured or dead. If you or a family member has been in an accident involving truck driver fatigue, or if you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Injured By A Tired Truck Driver In California?
The experienced trial lawyers of Hiepler & Hiepler have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand the impact a catastrophic injury or the death of a loved one can have on you and your family. We have the dedication, the resources and the reputation to bring your case to a satisfactory resolution.
Our law firm has won substantial awards in cases against the following trucking companies:
Putting Your Interests First
We thoroughly investigate your accident, including a review of the truck driver’s log books and, if available, the “black box” recorder installed in many of the newer trucks. We also investigate the trucking company to see if there are prior instances of truck drivers violating the rules. It is important that you call us as soon as possible if you have been hit by a tired truck driver. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers send a representative to the accident scene as soon as the accident is reported to investigate and mitigate liability. You need the same kind of aggressive representation to help you obtain just compensation.
Contact Our Attorneys At 866-531-3532
We offer free initial consultations, and we take personal injury claims on contingency. We have the resources and the staying power to fund our clients’ injury claims, so you will not have to pay attorney fees until we win your case. Call 866-531-3532 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Based in Oxnard, we help clients throughout California.
Verdicts and Settlements
- $4.9 million — serious injury — tractor-trailer collision — Ventura Superior Court
- $2.9 million — tractor-trailer accident — Ventura Superior Court
- $2.8 million — catastrophic injury — partial paraplegia — truck accident — Santa Barbara Superior Court