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Driver Fatigue

Driver Fatigue

Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Drowsy Truck Drivers

Fighting for your rights when drowsy driving causes a crash in Atlanta, Savannah and throughout Georgia

Driver fatigue is a serious problem on the roadways. When individuals operate vehicles in a weary or exhausted state, they place themselves and everyone around them at a significant risk of injury. Unfortunately, this serious problem commonly affects specific industries, such as trucking and passenger transportation services. In these situations, the employer may be held liable for injuries caused by a fatigued driver.

The lawyers of Harris Lowry Manton LLP have a proven track record of success in handling motor vehicle accident cases, including those involved fatigued driving. If a fatigued driver injured you or a family member, our experienced Atlanta drowsy truck driver lawyers can guide you through the legal process.

Who is most likely to drive while fatigued?

At HLM, our lawyers have successfully advocated for victims injured by personal and professional drivers. Whether it is a taxi cab driver working to fit in as many fares as possible or a corporate salesperson driving to attend an early morning meeting, the stress and demands of these jobs can easily lead to the operation of a vehicle under a fatigued state. Some of our most high-value outcomes involved professional vehicle operators who drove in a fatigued state, in order to further the goals of a business employer. For example:

By law, professional truck drivers are limited in the amount of time they can operate their vehicles within a 24-hour period. These laws are put in place to promote adequate rest and prevent the inherent dangers of driving an incredibly large and heavy vehicle while exhausted. For employed truck operators, the employer and driver are responsible for ensuring compliance with these regulations. Failure to meet this duty can result in liability for both parties. For independent drivers, determining liability can prove challenging without the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer.

Our Atlanta fatigued truck driver attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and we know how to identify all responsible parties for maximum compensation.

Trustworthy guidance through your truck accident claim

The motor vehicle accident claims process can quickly become frustrating. From speaking with insurance adjustors to collecting all relevant evidence, the numerous requirements can prove overwhelming. Our accomplished Atlanta truck accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to effectively and successfully walk you through the accident claim process. We speak with the insurance company for you and diligently work to investigate and gather all necessary documentation and witness accounts. If you have been involved in an accident involving a drowsy driver, trust us to guide through every step of your injury claim.

After a Georgia truck accident involving a fatigued driver, contact our law firm

A fatigued driver can cause irreparable damage. Whether the driver was a professional or a regular person, driving while exhausted is incredibly dangerous. With the help of the Atlanta drowsy truck driver attorneys of HLM, you can get the compensation you need after an accident. Call our Atlanta office at 404-998-8847 or our Savannah office at 912-417-3774 to schedule a free consultation. You can also complete our contact form.

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