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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.
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.