While all traffic accidents can be devastating, 18-wheeler accidents are often far worse due to their enormous size and weight. Many truck accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue due to hours of service violations. While there are laws in place to regulate the number of hours a truck driver can work, many employers choose to ignore this. When a fatigued truck driver takes to the road, they may exhibit dangerous behaviors that put innocent drivers on the road in danger.
COMMON DRIVING ERRORS CAUSED BY FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVERS
Fatigued truck drivers can often drive in reckless ways, leading to serious accidents. Some common driving errors that can be caused by sleepy truck drivers include:
- Failing to obey road signs
- Failing to stop at stop signs or stop lights
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to check blind spots
These are only some of the dangerous driving behaviors a truck driver can demonstrate when exhausted. When an employer violates hours of service laws and puts fatigued truck drivers on the road, accidents can occur that leave victims with traumatic and life-altering injuries. These individuals may be forced to deal with medical bills and lost wages in addition to their physical suffering. Due to the immense implications of truck accidents, it is often necessary to take legal action against the party responsible for an hours of service violation.
CONTACT A SAN ANTONIO TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you or a loved one suffered due to a truck accident caused by a truck driver suspected to have committed an hours of service violation, the San Antonio legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm is ready to aggressively pursue your case and get you the legal advice you need. Call us today at (210) 899-5440 to learn more.