Victoria Commercial Trucker Driver Fatigue
Have you or a loved one sustained injuries in Victoria because of a negligent commercial truck driver? One common cause of local truck accidents is Victoria commercial trucker driver fatigue. Since truckers are expected to log significant miles and are often paid by the mile, they are pressured by a number of factors to push themselves to the point of exhaustion, which can cause disastrous results. Given the size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents involving a tractor-trailer often cause serious or fatal injuries.
The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are committed to protecting the innocent and accurately assessing fault with the driver, the company they work for, the truck manufacturer, or any other responsible party. Our goal is to provide every bit of compensation we believe our clients deserve, which not only helps you recover from your injuries and damages, but gives these drivers and their companies more incentive to correct their wayward practices.
If Victoria commercial trucker driver fatigue caused your injuries, you shouldn’t have to pay any medical bills or suffer income loss. In fact, the sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can ensure you do not suffer the consequences of being unable to pay those bills or return to work right away. After an unexpected injury or loss of this magnitude, most families are so utterly unprepared for these circumstances they decide to listen to their flight response and just wait for the bills to pile up. Fortunately for you and other families in Victoria, our lawyers believe you deserve full and fair compensation from your accident, and the specifically-designated Victoria trucker driver fatigue lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are here to help you get just such recompense.
Victoria 18 wheeler accidents, like accidents across the country, have encouraged both state governments and the federal government to create regulations regarding how many hours truckers can drive and the way they must drive their trucks. A national Department of Transportation study found that driver fatigue caused 31% of commercial trucking accidents in a single year. Fatigue causes drivers to have slower reaction times, make poor decisions, or even fall asleep. It also causes some truck drivers to use illicit drugs to try and stay alert. When truck drivers ignore these rules, they can quickly become a hazard on the roads of Victoria and elsewhere.
Our attorneys are familiar with these regulations and are experts at matching the circumstances of a collision with the specific state or federal law a trucker was violating just before impact. Our ability to quickly assess damages and ascribe fault in cases like these sets us apart from other south Texas law firms.
TO DISCOVER WHAT COMPENSATION CAN BE RECOVERED FROM VICTORIA COMMERCIAL TRUCKER DRIVER FATIGUE, CALL CARABIN & SHAW RIGHT AWAY.
The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are prepared to review the specifics of your case. We will discuss the best legal plan for you and fight for the compensation that you deserve. As such, we offer free consultations, which can be held at our offices in San Antonio or in your home in Victoria, whichever is easiest for you. This is a chance for us to hear about all the details of your accident, ask you specific questions that would help us determine compensation, and explain the legal strategy we would choose to best represent you. As a multilingual law firm, we can conduct the consultation in English or Spanish, depending on which language is better for your understanding. Contact us, day or night, at 361-485-1400.