Did Truck Driver Fatigue Contribute to the Accident?
According to National Transportation Safety Board estimates, truck driver fatigue is a significant factor in at least 30 percent of fatal crashes involving semi-trucks and tractor trailers. At Gervelis Law Firm, we provide skilled representation to victims of truck accidents and seek to hold fatigued truckers accountable for failing to comply with hours-of-service regulations.
It takes a good lawyer to get a good settlement. To discuss your case with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, contact us today. If you cannot make it to our office for your free initial consultation, we will meet you at home or in the hospital.
Searching Log Books for Violations
Federal law requires that all interstate truck drivers keep daily logs that track their activities for every 24-hour period when they are on the road. Drivers only have to keep these logs for 60 days! It is difficult to pursue a truck driver fatigue case without access to these logs, so you need to contact us as soon as possible.
Our attorneys will evaluate all logs and other records to determine whether hours-of-service regulations were followed. We will also dig deep, analyzing U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reviews and investigations to determine whether the trucking company has promoted or acquiesced to hours-of-service violations.
You May Be Able to Receive Punitive Damages
If truck driver fatigue was a factor in the accident, and it can be shown that the truck driver or trucking company were not following trucking regulations, we can help you seek punitive damages in addition to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
We Are Here to Help You
To learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve, call 888-325-3452 now to schedule a free initial consultation at our Warren/Niles, Canfield/Boardman, Youngstown, Ravenna/Streetsboro or East Liverpool/Salem, Ohio office. If you cannot make it to one of our Ohio offices, we will come to you.