TRUCKER FATIGUE ACCIDENTS
Although most truck drivers and trucking companies are conscientious and professional, truck driver errors do happen on occasion. Due to the extreme pressure that drivers and trucking companies experience to cover long distances in short times, it is understandable that mistakes can happen. However, if you have been hurt in a trucking accident, you will be facing a number of significant challenges, and you deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you have suffered as a result of truck driver errors.
Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, represents clients throughout the area of Anderson County, Greenville County and Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in all types of trucking accidents and other auto accident claims. The firm handles cases involving accidents on Interstate 85, I-95 and other local thoroughfares. As a lawyer with more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Montgomery knows the law and processes involved with truck accident cases, and he can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
The firm represents clients in truck accidents caused by:
- Driver fatigue: Because of the intense demands on drivers, it is not uncommon for truckers to work extra long hours. Of course, reaction times are slower and decision-making skills are diminished with fatigue, so these long hours and lack of sleep translate into increased danger for everyone on the road.
- Driving under the influence: Unfortunately, some truck drivers handle their vehicles while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, increasing the risk of serious accidents.
- Dangerous driving: Driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, excessive speeding and other types of dangerous driving can result in catastrophic injuries.
- Failure to maintain truck: Proper truck maintenance is critical to on-the-road safety. In some cases, drivers failure to maintain their trucks. Failure to secure loads, perform standard tests and vehicle maintenance, failure to clean windows and mirrors, and other basic maintenance failures are common causes of trucking accidents.