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Don't handle a truck accident caused by driver fatigue alone

Truck drivers are subject to hours of service regulations that dictate how much time they must spend resting and how much time they can be on the roads. In this recent blog post, we explained that drivers have maximum driving times to help limit driver fatigue. These rules are supposed to cut back on driver fatigue and make everyone safe on Illinois highways.

However, many truck drivers feel pressure to drive for long periods of time. Often, they are paid by the amount of miles that they log and need the money to support themselves and their families. Therefore, they can risk others' safety by skipping required rest periods.

When people are injured by fatigued truck drivers, they may suffer from a variety of very serious injuries. Their first priority is often trying to regain their physical strength. However, while people recover from their injuries, truck drivers, truck companies and their insurance companies are working hard to investigate the accident. They will be gathering facts in order to defend against any personal injury suit.

Our firm knows that it is important for truck accident victims to perform their own investigation quickly after an accident. Truck drivers are often required to keep a log about their driving habits and truck maintenance. By quickly accessing this information and other details about the accident, victims can be prepared to fight for just compensation.

We have years of experiencing helping truck accident victims. While people recover, we can get busy investigating the case and collecting evidence. Our firm has the close attention to detail necessary to effectively negotiate with insurance companies in hopes of getting people a favorable outcome.

Please see our truck driver fatigue webpage for more information about the dangers of sleepy truck drivers and how we can help those injured in a truck accident.

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