If you have been involved in a fatigued truck driver accident, Compass Law Group, P.C. is here to help. Our highly capable personal injury attorneys have been winning millions of dollars in damages for victims of negligence throughout California. We have in-depth legal knowledge and are experienced litigators. Whether negotiating with insurance adjusters or fighting opposing attorneys in a court of law, we are a team you can depend on.
As you are no doubt aware, driving while fatigued is extremely dangerous, especially if you are a truck driver, driving a vehicle 25 times the weight of most other vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, even though trucking is regulated by the federal government in terms of vehicle maintenance, training, and length of shifts, truck drivers are more likely to be driving while over-tired or drowsy than other drivers. Here’s why:
To add to this disturbing catalogue, the CDC reports that sleepiness and extreme fatigue often precipitate a calamity, even if the driver remains “awake.” The fuzzy state we all experience before dozing off has been shown to result in:
As far as impaired decision-making ability goes, those who are sleepy have a greater tendency to ignore the warning signs that they should not be driving — such as yawning, missing an exit, drifting into the next lane, or hitting a rumble strip. Truck drivers are also less likely to pull over for needed rest because their employment depends on reaching their destination according to schedule.
Partly because of the tremendous size disparity between trucks like tractor-trailers and cars, and partly because trucking accidents typically occur at high speed, injuries of fatigued truck driver accidents tend to be severe, or even catastrophic. They may change the course of a life in a matter of seconds by resulting in:
Whether your injury requires prolonged therapy or causes permanent damage, you will likely be incapacitated and unable to work or follow your normal routine, at least temporarily. At Compass Law Group, we are acutely aware that during this period when your income may sharply diminish, the medical bills and accident-related costs will continue to mount. For this reason, we will not charge you for an initial consultation and will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
It is also possible that you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a fatigued truck driver accident. If this is the case, our compassionate attorneys will support you in every way we can. Though we know we can’t lessen the magnitude of your loss, we will fight hard and long to get you remuneration for final medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of companionship and financial support.
Our savvy truck driver accident attorneys know exactly how to calculate the present and future costs you will require to see you and your family through. In many cases, we may remind you of costs you haven’t previously considered. We will seek just compensation for:
If the truck driver behaved in an especially heinous manner, or if the trucking company neglected to properly train or screen its driver, the court may award you punitive damages over and above your other compensation. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant while dissuading others from engaging in such egregious conduct.
Because we have been in practice for decades, we have extremely well-honed negotiation and litigation strategies. We understand the importance of approaching your case with diligence as well as determination. We will, therefore, cover all our bases by:
Don’t take our word for any of this. You can easily confirm the outstanding credentials of our lead attorneys, the history of our successful outcomes, and the positive words of our grateful clients by looking at our website. Contact us as soon as possible. Our team is eager to protect your rights, now and in the future.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.