Unrealistic Schedules Cause Truck Accidents
While truck drivers are held to driving a certain number of hours per day and week, unrealistic schedules can cause accidents due to issues such as driver fatigue or speeding. The experienced truck accident legal team at Isaacs & Isaacs have recovered over $1 billion in damages for for injury cases in KY, IN, and OH and our phone lines at 800-800-8888 are available around the clock to take your call.
Why all the urgency in calling after a truck crash accident? Reasons include:
- Witnesses can forget or move away
- The statute of limitation to file starts at the time of the accident
- Evidence can disappear or be mislaid over time
How Do Unrealistic Schedules Cause Truck Accidents?
Drivers who are overly tired make mistakes. It’s that simple. In 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that 56 truck drivers were the cause of an accident with resulting fatalities because they fell asleep behind the wheel or were too fatigued to drive.
Trucking Companies Can Create Unrealistic Schedules
Sometimes the fault is not with the trucker but with the company he or she works for. Trucking companies, in hurry to get goods to market or because the company is underemployed, may set pickup and delivery schedules that are unrealistic. This can cause a driver to spend too much time on the road and speed to keep on schedule.
Driving Hours Are Regulated to Prevent Unrealistic Schedules
Although driving hours are regulated to prevent a truck driver from spending too much time behind the wheel, drivers do not always obey, whether it is their fault or that of the company they work for. Falsifying driving logs or onboard recorders is fairly common.
What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Getting a Truck Accident Law Firm On Your Side
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a truck driver keeping an unrealistic schedule, there are ways to discover the truth. Isaacs & Isaacs has attorneys experienced at ferreting out what the real cause of an accident was to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today since the clock keeps ticking on the statute of limitation in order to get the compensation you need and deserve.
Our trucking accident lawyers serve clients across the USA. To speak with one of our experienced commercial vehicle accident attorneys, give us a call 24/7 at 800-800-8888.