Collisions Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue in Georgia

When a trucker becomes fatigued or falls asleep behind the wheel, the results are often catastrophic. Many are familiar with the fatigued Walmart driver who caused a major accident in 2014, which left James Mcnair dead and Tracy Morgan injured after his semi truck slammed into their limo. In that case, the Georgia truck driver had been awake for 28 hours and his vehicle did not slow despite surrounding traffic. Unfortunately, this story is all too familiar as hundreds of accidents related to driver fatigue occur in the state of Georgia and throughout the United States on an annual basis. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident or incident, contact The Persons Firm today for a risk free initial consultation.

Safety Regulations

Both Georgia and Federal laws, rules, and regulations limit the amount of time commercial motorists can travel on the roadway without breaks or off days. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which govern motorists traveling through interstate commerce, the driving limits are dependent on whether the motorists are carrying property or passengers. Georgia also places restrictions on the number of hours of service by a vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which determines the regulations to which the particular vehicle is subject.

In the event of an accident or incident, our attorneys will closely investigate the claim to determine whether Federal or state regulations were violated. In the event of a violation, we will advise you of your rights to relief and the best course of action to meet your needs.

Accidents Despite the Efforts

The attorneys at the Persons Firm understand that the safety regulations that are put in place to protect drivers are often disregarded. There are too many instances of drivers altering records to appear as though they are in compliance with the law. When our attorneys discover that an intentional violation has resulted in your injuries, we will seek additional damages in an attempt to prevent similar actions in the future. Holding companies liable for overworking employees and allowing drivers to violate safety regulations are essential in obtaining justice for you and your loved ones.

Contact The Persons Firm

The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We take pride in all of our cases and clients recommend the attorneys at The Persons Firm because we keep our clients informed every step of the way. We do this so you can not only be in the best position to make a decision that meets your needs, but so you can rebuild your life and begin to feel in control once again.

If you or your loved one have been hurt in a trucking accident but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your rights to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision of how to proceed.