Helping Oklahoma Recover Compensation Caused By Truck Driver Fatigue
People do not perform as well when they’re exhausted — even simple tasks. This is a simple fact, confirmed by anecdotal experience and science.
And, if performing simple, safe tasks is challenging when an individual is tired, imagine how difficult it is to complete a complex task when you’re tired, like driving a large commercial vehicle.
Fatigued Driving Is Common In The Trucking Industry
Unfortunately, this happens all too often. CDL truck drivers commonly drive for very long hours, even when they are extremely tired.
As a deadline-driven industry, the trucking business does not lend itself to frequent breaks and times of rest. Many drivers stay on the road for many overtime hours, off the books in many cases, in order to get their cargo delivered on time.
Sadly, this reckless behavior results in many accidents. Fatigued driving slows reaction time, hinders decision-making and increases the risk of falling asleep behind the wheel.
Talk With Our Oklahoma City Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been hit by a truck, or if someone you love has been killed in a trucking accident, talk with an attorney from our firm.
At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm in Oklahoma City, we have nearly 60 years of combined experience handling auto accident injury cases, including cases involving accidents caused by fatigued semi-truck drivers.
We will investigate all aspects of your accident. We search through logbooks, cellphone records, speak with company personnel and pursue any necessary avenue to uncover the truth.
Our lawyers have knowledge and experience to help get you the compensation you need for your truck accident injuries.
Schedule An Appointment At Our Office Today. The Clock Is Ticking.
Time is of the essence. If you or someone you love has been in a serious trucking accident due to driver fatigue, call our attorneys right away to get started. The sooner we can investigate, the more likely we will be able to discover evidence to help your case.