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Cook County Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Attorneys

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Lawyers for Victims of Truck Crashes Caused by Tired Drivers in Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows

Commercial trucks are massive, heavy vehicles that can cause serious damage and catastrophic injuries when they crash. Unfortunately, the drivers and passengers in other vehicles are the ones who usually suffer the worst injuries.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, our experienced team provides skilled guidance and representation to victims of large truck accidents. When a truck driver or transport company acts negligently, we believe that they must be held accountable for the damage that is caused as a result. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident involving a drowsy or fatigued driver, our attorneys are ready and willing to go to work for you.

Tired Drivers Cause Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) estimates that driver fatigue contributes to as many as 30 to 40 percent of all commercial truck accidents in the United States. There are many different ways that fatigue can have an effect on a driver, and any one of them could result in an accident. The most obvious and dramatic kind of accident related to fatigue is one where the driver falls asleep behind the wheel. It is much more likely for a tired driver to experience slowed reactions and impaired decision-making abilities as a result of fatigue, possibly leading to a crash that could have been prevented.

Federal rules and regulations provide guidelines regarding how many hours a driver can spend on the road, as well as mandatory rest periods, and other considerations meant to reduce driver fatigue. However, it the responsibility of each driver and the trucking company to ensure that the rules are followed. Even if all of the rules are followed, the nature of the job means that a truck driver could still get tired and experience fatigue while driving.

Truckers are often required to drive for many consecutive hours at a time, and their routes may span hundreds of miles per day. If you have ever driven a long distance, you probably understand that fatigue can come on quickly, and the associated drowsiness can be almost impossible to overcome without stopping and sleeping. When an accident happens as a result of driver fatigue, both the driver and the trucking company may share in the liability for injuries that are caused.

Schaumburg Counsel for Injured Victims

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team are dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of those who have been injured in truck accidents. When you contact our firm, we will initiate a thorough investigation of your accident and the circumstances surrounding it. We will review driver logs, driving records, training materials, personnel files, and any other information that might be helpful in building a case for maximum compensation. Our team will negotiate in good faith with insurance companies, but we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Call 847-797-8000 for a Free Phone Consultation

For more information about driver fatigue-related truck accidents in Illinois, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation today. With five locations throughout the region, Newland & Newland, LLP serves clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Palatine, Des Plaines, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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