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Truck Accidents as a Result of Unrealistic Schedules

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. Isaacs & Isaacs has recovered over $700 million in damages for those injured in a crash in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, and our phone lines at 800-800-8888 are available around the clock to take your call. Call today to see what we can do for you.

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.

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.