New York City Truck Accident Lawyers: Trucker Fatigue
NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Holding Fatigued Truck Drivers Accountable
Trucking companies are primarily large businesses that always have their bottom line in mind. In order to make the most money possible, many trucking companies encourage their drivers to work long hours and try to deliver their cargo ahead of schedule. That way, both the truck driver and the trucking company benefit financially. However, when truck drivers operate their vehicles for hours on end, they are oftentimes fatigued and more likely to cause a serious motor vehicle collision.
When a large truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the result can be deadly and devastating. If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by a fatigued driver, you could be eligible to recover compensation. The New York City fatigued truck driver accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. can explain your legal rights and help you pursue money damages.
Our knowledgeable legal team assists victims of truck accidents that occur throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.
How Does Truck Driver Fatigue Lead to an Accident?
When truck drivers are operating their vehicles while fatigued, a serious accident could occur. Truck driver fatigue could lead to an accident because of the following:
● When truck drivers are fatigued, they are less likely to pay careful attention to the roadway
● When truck drivers are operating their vehicles while fatigued, they are more likely to try and speed, in order to arrive at their final destinations sooner
● When truck drivers are fatigued, they are more likely to resort to the use of drugs to try and stay awake while behind the wheel and log as many hours as they possibly can
Unfortunately, any of these activities can lead to a serious accident that results in injuries to other drivers and their passengers.
Who could be Responsible for an Accident Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue?
Truck drivers owe a duty to all other motor vehicle drivers on the roadway to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe, careful, and prudent manner. When they operate their vehicles while fatigued, they are arguably violating that duty of care. In some circumstances, they could be personally responsible for any accidents or injuries which result.
In addition, the trucking company could also be responsible when a serious accident occurs because of driver fatigue. This is because trucking companies must only allow safe and careful drivers to operate their trucks. Moreover, trucking companies should not encourage their drivers to operate their vehicles while fatigued or offer financial incentives for doing so.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an NYC Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident which occurred because of truck driver fatigue, you might be able to pursue compensation against the negligent truck driver and/or the responsible trucking company, if you suffered a serious or permanent injury. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C., our attorneys can help you make informed legal decisions about your case. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City fatigued truck driver accident attorney, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.