Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue
Were you injured because of a truck driver's negligence?
Whether operating a passenger vehicle or a commercial vehicle, driving while drowsy or fatigued can increase the risk of an accident occurring. However, a truck is capable of causing serious injury in an accident. Catastrophic injuries suffered in an accident with a truck could result in heavy financial burdens that continue for years after the initial incident.
At Daspit Law Firm, our Houston truck accident attorneys have handled many cases involving accidents caused by negligent truck drivers. Whether you suffered injuries because the truck driver was fatigued or for another reason, our firm may help you protect your entitlements and secure the compensation you need. We have recovered millions in damages on behalf of our clients!
Driving while tired, drowsy, or fatigued is negligent driving!
Feeling sleepy or having trouble keeping your eyes open is only one form of driver fatigue. Generally, being in any state of exhaustion may be construed as driver negligence. This commonly occurs when drivers work through long shifts with little rest time in between. Sometimes, truck drivers are using prescription medication or other substances to keep their energy up—however, the use of drugs or medication does not excuse the potentially reckless choice to drive while fatigued. It is still negligent behavior, and if it causes an accident, injured persons may hold these drivers responsible for their actions.
What am I able to recover compensation for?
When you suffer injuries in an accident, insurance may cover some of the expenses, but there is no guarantee that the full cost of the incident will be taken care of. Especially with serious injuries that continue to burden individuals with pain and suffering and extended medical treatment, driver insurance may not be enough. If another driver's negligence, like driving while fatigued, caused the accident that led to your injuries, you may fight to hold them accountable in a personal injury claim.
- A successful claim may award you compensation for the following:
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Past, present, and future lost wages
- Physical/emotional pain and suffering
Discuss your situation with our truck accident lawyer in Houston. Contact us today!
Retain a Dedicated Attorney on Contingency Fees
Our firm understands how important it is for individuals to get compensation for injuries they suffer in accidents. No one is ever prepared to be in an accident, and not everyone is ready to bear the full financial burden of the recovery. Many individuals believe they cannot afford to consult an attorney for legal assistance. The Daspit Law Firm makes it easy to get valuable legal guidance and representation without fear of such a burden.
Our personal injury lawyers in Houston operate on contingency fees— we do not collect attorney fees unless you are awarded compensation! This allows us to help our clients without incurring further expenses. At Daspit Law Firm, we seek to help our clients return to the state they were in before the accident occurred, and without added losses and expenses. With our legal team helping you protect your entitlements, you may increase your chances to obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Schedule a free case consultation with our Houston truck accident attorney today!