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Cedar Rapids Hours of Service Violation Lawyers
Commercial truck drivers have a job that places uncommon and sometimes unreasonable demands upon them. Trucking companies attempt to fill client requests for deliveries across long distances in a short amount of time, and the failure to meet those deadlines can adversely effect a company’s reputation and may cost it future business contracts. As a result of this pressure, trucking companies push their drivers to work shifts that strain the boundaries of safety as fatigue takes its toll. There are regulations in place to prevent this practice, but occasionally greed overcomes better judgment.
If you have been involved in a truck accident that has caused you physical or emotional injury or resulted in damage to your vehicle or other personal property, then you may be entitled to file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation beyond that available through an insurance settlement.
The Effects of Fatigue
The failure to observe time regulations by granting drivers adequate rest periods increases the risk of serious truck accidents and thereby threatens the safety of all motorists and others on or near the roadway. The sort of endurance driving that truck drivers engage in even under lawful conditions is physically draining and exerts considerable strain on their minds and eyes. When that is aggravated by overworking, then a driver may suffer from the following effects of fatigue:
- Impaired judgment
- Inability to gauge braking distance or turning radius
- Blurred vision
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Delayed reaction time
- Inability to monitor surrounding traffic
Let our skilled and experienced team of legal professionals help identify the true underlying cause of your truck accident. Contact a Cedar Rapids truck employer negligence lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today by calling (319) 294-4424.