Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa Country Bar Association

Truck Driver Fatigue

The pressures on commercial truck drivers today to cover a lot of ground in a minimum amount of time often results in drivers operating their vehicles with insufficient rest. Truck driver fatigue is cited as the cause of thousands of accidents that occur nationwide every year.

The sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks can cause serious injuries when they are involved in accidents with smaller motor vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, it is important to put an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who will help you recover the full amount you deserve for medical expenses, long-term rehabilitation, lost wages and other damages.

In any injury accident, there may be several parties to name in a personal injury claim. We will review every aspect of your accident to ensure that all at-fault parties are named and that you receive the full amount you deserve.

We Build Strong Cases Through Careful Investigations

Hawkins Law Firm has established a strong track record of advocating for individuals in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Attorney Phillip C. Hawkins has more than 23 years of experience in personal injury law. He has thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations that restrict the number of hours that commercial drivers can log without resting, and he knows the methods that drivers use to work around those rules.

A trucking company is unlikely to admit that a tired truck driver was operating its vehicle. It is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner who knows how to uncover the facts behind an accident and hold the at-fault parties accountable.

Department of Transportation regulations require all commercial truck drivers to maintain a log recording the mileage driven and mandatory rest breaks. We will review these records and raise questions about any inconsistencies that may indicate driver fatigue played a role in the accident. If necessary, we work with accident reconstruction specialists who are able to pinpoint facts about the accident that also indicate that a driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Contact Hawkins Law Firm

We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take. We work all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay us unless we obtain a recovery for you.

We represent clients throughout northeast Oklahoma from our office in Tulsa. If your injuries have limited your mobility, we will come to you.

Client Reviews
I've known Phil for over 4 years now and have always been very happy with his service to me. Anytime I had questions or issues Phil would always find me the answers I needed and always in a timely and professional manner. I never had a problem with him returning my calls even at odd hours. He was a tremendous help to me and still is and I was very pleased with the outcome. I fully understand that I was not his only client but he still always found time to talk to me when I needed him and to reassure me when I stressed over my situation. Angela D.
I had Phil Hawkins as my attorney on several cases and have been extremely satisfied with his services. Him and his staff kept me informed and up to date on every step. He was very professional and very knowledgeable on all my cases over the past 5 years. My future was looking pretty dim there for awhile because of my injuries and age but Mr Hawkins came through and I can now relax. I found him and his staff very polite, courteous and compassionate to my circumstances and the final results were very satisfying. Frederick J.
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