Truck Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers in Texas and around San Antonio frequently drive for long stretches at a time without a break to make up time lost in traffic, to meet certain quotas, or because the more they drive, the more money they make. Unfortunately, this practice causes a lot of drivers to fight to stay awake behind the wheel.

A Driver Falling Asleep At The Wheel Can Put You In The Hospital

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require that drivers take breaks at specific intervals and stop driving after a certain amount of time so they can sleep. When truck drivers ignore these regulations, people can get hurt or die.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an auto accident involving truck driver fatigue, you need a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with trucking companies, their insurance carriers and the tactics they use to avoid liability.

At Maloney Law Group, we know how to counter these tactics and hold the trucking company and its driver accountable for the harm done to you. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and resources to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

We serve clients in San Antonio and throughout Texas who have been injured by overtired truck drivers. For more information, call our law offices today at 210-228-0400.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Interests

The first thing the truck driver typically does after an accident is call in to his or her trucking company. The company, or its insurance carrier, will send out an investigator. This person's job is to mitigate the potential liability on the part of the trucking company. This can include covering up evidence, blaming the accident on you or trying to persuade you to sign your rights away.

Do not sign anything an insurance adjuster or company representative gives you before you talk to an auto accident lawyer! Regardless of the injuries you sustained, you have rights after an accident. Let us protect them. We will handle all communications and negotiations with the trucking company and it's insurance carrier so you can concentrate on the hardest job of all, healing from your injuries.

We work closely with experts in accident recreation, engineering and medicine to create a full picture of your situation. We present this information to the trucking company and its insurance carrier to begin negotiations for compensation on your behalf. We will take your case as far as required to get a successful outcome, including going to trial.

We Will Fight For You

Call us at 210-228-0400 or send us an email to get your free consultation regarding your accident caused by driver fatigue.