Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

Proven New Mexico Truck Accident Attorney

Accidents Involving Driver Fatigue | Log Violations | Excessive Time on the Road

In the commercial trucking business, where drivers are typically paid by the mile, it’s common for drivers to put in long hours behind the wheel, leading to fatigue and poor decision-making. In fact, fatigue plays a role in about one of every eight accidents involving a big rig, semi, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or commercial truck. Studies show that driver fatigue operates just like driver intoxication. Many truckers have also been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and even when they rest, they drive fatigued if they do not take proper medical precautions. Many trucking companies do nothing to monitor this, with fatal consequences.

State and federal regulations govern how much time a driver may be at the wheel consecutively or during a specific period of time. The reality, though, is that many drivers and trucking companies ignore, forget or even fabricate those driving logs. Buchanan Law can help.

At Buchanan Law, we bring more than 20 years of experience to personal injury victims across New Mexico. Though our primary office is in Albuquerque, we will meet with you in person anywhere in New Mexico. Though Deena has handled legal matters in more than 20 states, we focus our practice in New Mexico. We are a local law firm with a thorough understanding of the laws and courts in the Land of Enchantment, as well as the ways judges try personal injury claims.

Attorney Deena Buchanan suffered a personal injury herself, so she understands the effect it can have on every area of your life. She’s also worked for insurance companies, so she knows how defense lawyers prepare their cases. Deena has extensive trial experience in personal injury matters, including a number of catastrophic injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits. She’s highly respected by colleagues, clients and judges for her cool and calm demeanor at any stage of a trial.

We know from experience that every injury claim is different. We’ll take the time to learn exactly what happened to you, as well as what you need to be made whole again. For a private consultation, call our offices at 505-900-3559 or contact us online to arrange an appointment.

 

Our Representation in Truck Accidents Involving Driver Fatigue

When you hire us to represent you after a truck accident, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation to determine the causes of the accident. We’ll review all driver logs, and will bring in expert witnesses to cover every aspect needed to  establish whether “time on the road” records were accurately maintained. In some cases, that means hiring trucking industry experts, human factors experts, biomechanics experts, engineering expets, medical experts, etc.

We will help you recover damages for all your losses, including wages and income, physical pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and unreimbursed medical expenses. We take claims involving all types of injury, from soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss. We also handle wrongful death claims.

Contact a Proven New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer

Let Buchanan Law fight for your rights when you’ve been injured in a truck accident caused by driver fatigue. For a confidential consultation, send us an e-mail or call us at 505-900-3559. We are available evenings or weekends, upon request.

We take all truck accident injury claims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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Albuquerque, NM 87109