Covid-19 May Cause Truck Accidents to Rise
As a TN truck accident lawyer, I want to make sure you stay informed about the increased risk of truck accidents since Covid-19 came to the United States.
Since the global pandemic began six months ago, we have all shifted to spending the majority of our time indoors. Instead of going shopping when we need an item or groceries, we now have everything delivered.
But while we travel less to get the goods we need, truck drivers are traveling much more to meet the new demands of life delivered to our front doors. Not only are they moving more goods for everyday people, they are also delivering essential equipment to hospitals.
Typically, truck drivers are required to follow hours of service rules, which require them to take mandatory sleep and rest breaks. But to help deliver essential items more efficiently, the federal government relaxed these rules during the pandemic.
Longer hours and less mandatory breaks can mean increased fatigue for these drivers.
Fatigued Truck Drivers Have a Higher Risk of Crashing
Fatigued truck drivers are at an increased risk of crashing. In fact, studies have shown that driving while drowsy can impair your ability to drive as badly as drunk driving. When truck drivers operate on too little sleep, they can fall asleep while driving and make other critical mistakes behind the wheel.
Due to the size and weight of large commercial trucks, crashes are far more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
But fatigued truck drivers aren’t solely to blame. The trucking company also shares liability for the crash. This is why navigating the aftermath of a trucking accident can be so complex.
If You Have Been Involved in an Accident With a Truck, You Need a TN Truck Accident Lawyer for Your Case.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered an injury from a truck accident, you may feel overwhelmed. You may be dealing with multiple parties who are telling you they aren’t at fault and won’t pay for the accident, even if fault is clear. This is why you need a TN truck accident lawyer for your case.
We can help you negotiate with insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 901-327-2100 or contact us through this form today for an absolutely free legal consultation. We will walk you through all of your options and make a plan to get you justice, together.