You can’t control what truckers do. You have no way of knowing how many hours a particular trucker has been on the road, how that trucker slept the night before, or whether the trucker may be so tired that his fatigue is interfering with his ability to drive safely. However, while you can’t know these answers, a particular truck driver’s fatigue could be your problem.
Tired Truckers May Cause Serious Missouri Accidents
According to the National Sleep Foundation, tired truckers and other tired drivers may cause serious accidents. More specifically, a tired driver may:
- Be more likely to become impatient and drive faster
- Fall asleep while driving
- Be at greater risk of being in a crash; these crashes can result in serious injuries and death
- Exhibit some of the same signs as a driver who has alcohol in his system.
The irregularity of sleeping accommodations, the relatively few hours off between driving shifts, and the monotony of driving may make some professional truck drivers more likely to be fatigued while driving, which in turn could cause you to be hurt in a Missouri truck wreck.
Call an Osage Beach Truck Accident Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt
If you’ve been hurt by a tired trucker, then you may have the right to recover damages. An Osage Beach truck accident attorney can help you fight for the fair and just damages that you deserve. Those damages may include compensation for your past, current, and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, and suffering.
For more information, please contact an experienced Missouri truck accident lawyer today to schedule a FREE consultation. Our lawyers welcome your inquiry via this website or by phone at 573-348-0700 or 888-573-2670. Together, we will find out what caused your crash and work toward a fair and just recovery.