Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue And Negligence

Becoming a truck driver is not easy. In order to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL), a driver must pass a series of exams, including a written test and a skills assessment. Once a driver has obtained a CDL, he or she and his or her company must properly maintain their vehicle and ensure all commercial driving regulations are followed.

However, most commercial drivers are paid by the mile, so they have an incentive to drive more than regulations allow. In addition, trucking companies do not always properly maintain their vehicles, putting you and everyone else on the road at risk.

If you or a loved one was injured in a serious truck accident in Mississippi or Tennessee, speak to a lawyer from Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, as soon as possible. We represent truck accident victims and help them obtain the compensation they deserve.

Meet with a lawyer from our firm during a free initial consultation. We will carefully review your situation and provide honest answers about your claim.

Representation For Victims In Mississippi And Tennessee

There are many causes of 18-wheeler accidents, with one of the most common being driver fatigue. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation — truck drivers cannot drive for more than a specified number of consecutive hours. Drivers must also keep a log of their driving hours and often must take breaks lasting a minimum of eight or 10 hours.

These rules are in place to protect you, your family members and everyone else who uses Mississippi and Tennessee roads. Unfortunately, many drivers violate these rules in order to make more money. This is negligent behavior that makes a driver and his or her company liable for any injuries — whether they are minor or catastrophic — that he or she caused.

The personal injury attorneys at Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, will get to work immediately on your case. We work quickly to preserve evidence, speak to witnesses and prevent a trucker's insurance company from undervaluing or denying your potential claim.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or a tragic loss because of the negligent acts of a fatigued truck driver, then we encourage you to speak with one of our talented attorneys.

For a free and confidential consultation, contact our Southaven office by calling 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or by filling out our contact form. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.