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Truck Driver Fatigue

More truck accidents are caused by fatigue than any other reason. When a truck driver is fatigued and drowsy, it can result in reckless driving. Because this has become such a concern over recent years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been instituting new hours of service regulations in an attempt to control the number of accidents caused by sleepy drivers.

Have you or someone you know been involved in an accident due to truck driver fatigue? If so, contact an experienced Florida truck accident attorney today!

A truck driver's fatigue is normally caused by an inadequate sleeping schedule due to long hours of operation. When a person is deprived of sleep, it impairs their ability to perform every day tasks.

Even though there are many warning signs of an over tired trucker, some truckers don't have the ability to judge their own level of tiredness. This is extremely dangerous because these drivers don't stop to rest when it's needed.

Some symptoms of truck driver fatigue include:

  • excessive yawning
  • poor concentration
  • boredom
  • missing road signs
  • sore eyes
  • slow reaction time
  • drowsiness
  • restlessness
  • irritability
  • swerving between lanes

Keep in mind that truck driver fatigue is not only caused by long hours on the road. It can also be caused by lack of sleep and time of day.

Victims injured in trucking accidents oftentimes incur an unmanageable amount of medical bills. Paying bills becomes difficult when they have to take time out of work to recover. Contacting a knowledgeable Florida truck accident attorney is key to receiving compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages.

Have you or someone you know been involved in an accident due to truck driver fatigue? If so, contact an experienced Florida truck accident attorney today!


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