Distracted, Tired and DUI Truck Drivers
Distraction, exhaustion and substance abuse by truck drivers are major factors in many trucking accidents. Unfortunately, some trucking companies ignore these problems, showing that they care more about money than about protecting others from their own drivers.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia semi truck accident lawyers are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable for putting unfit drivers on the roads, and we have the results to prove it. Don't hesitate to contact us today to discuss your truck accident case.
Standing Up for the Victims of Dangerous Driving
Driving a truck all day is more physically and mentally intense work than most people realize. Truck drivers need to be alert and attentive at all times in order to avoid potential hazards. Not even one second of distraction is acceptable, considering the massive weight and potential speed of big rig trucks. Factors such as the following can and do result in serious truck accidents:
- Driver fatigue : A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver. Unfortunately, many trucking companies place unreasonable demands on truckers and then look the other way when they spend more hours on the road than they are supposed to under safety regulations.
- Driving under the influence : Some truck drivers use substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine to cope with the stress of their jobs. These substances can seriously impair their judgment and reaction time.
- Distracted driving: Talking on cell phones and texting while driving is becoming an increasingly serious issue among all drivers. It is particularly dangerous for truck drivers to drive while distracted, since their driving requires so much undivided attention.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident that occurred because the driver fell asleep, drove distractedly or drove under the influence, our attorneys will take immediate steps to investigate your case and aggressively pursue the results you deserve.
Experience matters. Results matter. The insurance companies and defense lawyers know that our attorneys are fully capable of taking cases to trial and winning. To get our team working on your case, contact us today.