The rush to develop our state’s natural resources has come with a heavy price for many West Virginia communities. Truck drivers forced to work without adequate rest or training have caused devastating accidents on our roads. Because of a tired driver, a family can lose a breadwinner, a child can lose a parent and a town can lose a valued citizen.At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers represent the victims of traffic accidents involving heavy trucks in West Virginia. If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a commercial vehicle accident, contact us for a free initial consultation at our Charleston, Logan or Summersville office. We also offer in-home and hospital consultations.
The Cost of Driving Drowsy
Navigating our narrow, winding roads with a load of coal, timber or fracking sand requires an alert driver who is able to respond quickly to an emergency. A tired driver has slower reaction times that can lead to devastating collisions. In the hands of a fatigued driver, a loaded truck can become a multi-ton missile.
To avoid putting people in smaller passenger vehicles at risk, state and federal traffic safety laws provide strict regulations for how long truck drivers can remain on the road without a rest break. In addition, drivers are required to keep logbooks to prove that they did not drive longer than is allowed. Our lawyers will secure these records and cross-check them with facts such as diesel fuel receipts.
There is no excuse for driving tired. Any employer that forces its employees to work unreasonable schedules and any exhausted driver who takes a truck to our West Virginia roads will have to answer to us if their actions injure another person.
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Free Initial Consultation With Our Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a truck accident and it was caused by driver fatigue, you need to protect yourself from an uncertain future. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with our truck driver fatigue attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.