Truck Driver Fatigue
According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), driver fatigue plays a role in a significant number of truck accidents. Subsequent studies from state, federal, and university researchers suggest truck driver fatigue may play a role in over 50 percent of big rig accidents – a statistic made more tragic by the fact that fatigue is entirely avoidable.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident in Arkansas, please call our Little Rock office at 877-638-6226 today to schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced attorneys at the Duncan Firm.
Commercial trucking is a highly competitive business. In order to stay viable, trucking companies often force or coerce their drivers into accepting schedules that simply cannot be maintained if breaks are taken for rest. While it is a violation of FMCSA regulations for drivers to refuse rest, these regulations are commonly ignored by truckers who face job loss if cargo isn’t delivered on time.
When you are injured in an accident caused by a sleep deprived trucker, you have every right to hold him accountable for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. The Arkansas truck accident attorneys at the Duncan Firm are here to take your case and fight for your rights, helping you secure the full compensation you are due.
Remember, even in cases that seem black and white, establishing liability following truck accidents is seldom easy. Our attorneys are prepared to investigate your accident, identify all liable parties, and fight tooth and nail for the justice you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Arkansas truck accident attorneys, please contact us online or call 877-638-6226 today. We are based in Little Rock, but can come to you if your injuries prohibit travel.