If Someone Is Injured In A Trucking Accident Because The Truck Driver Was Fatigued, How Can It Be Proven?
Truck drivers themselves cause a majority of vehicle accidents, simply due to the fact of being over tired and over worked. In fact, over 8,000 accidents occur every year caused by the truck driver being tired or sleepy at the wheel. Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of serious accidents, but is however, a challenging case to prove without an experienced South Florida trucking accident attorney.
In order to win a case for truck driver fatigue, one must prove that the driver was unfit to drive at the time of the accident because he was too tired to drive safely. In order to do this, the truck driver would need to admit to feeling tired either to witnesses at the scene of the accident or to the police that took the report. If the driver does not admit his fatigue then the witness or officer can attest to the fatigue or appearance of tiredness. Lastly, the driver must keep a detailed road log that attests to taking the required minimum resting periods between driving.
If you or a loved one has reason to believe that truck driver fatigue contributed to a vehicle accident, then it is vital to speak with an experienced attorney that understands how to navigate through the details of a trucking accident case. If you have been injured in a trucking accident in South Florida, you need a qualified Florida trucking attorney on your side. Call Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-807-1334.