When people are too tired to drive safely, it can have serious or even fatal consequences for themselves and other motorists. This is especially true for truck drivers who are behind the wheel of large and extremely heavy vehicles, capable of inflicting serious harm. When truck driver fatigue causes harm, we believe that Tennessee victims deserve justice, and we are committed to helping them obtain a full and fair recovery.
Truck drivers are particularly prone to fatigued driving. Truckers may be tempted to ignore industry regulations regarding the number of uninterrupted hours that can be driven in order to deliver a load on time or for payment. Logbooks can verify how many hours were driven before an accident, but this evidence must be sought as soon as possible after an accident. Delaying action may result in the loss of important evidence.
Civil claims pertaining to truck accidents can be very complex, making it essential to work with a legal team that knows how to effectively navigate the legal process. We have experience building strong cases on behalf of our clients, countering the tactics often employed by insurance companies to limit or deny any liability. If you are offered a settlement by the insurance company, we will determine if this is the most beneficial course of action for you and your family.
If you suspect that truck driver fatigue played a role in your truck accident, take immediate steps to protect your rights. We can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve. Discover your legal options by seeking a case evaluation with a member of our experienced Tennessee team.