Tired Truck Driver Accident Attorneys in San Francisco
Representing the Injury Victims of Fatigued Truckers
Anyone who has had to drive while drowsy knows how dangerous it can be. Sleep depravity can significantly impair your ability to drive safely and react quickly to situations on the road.
By law, trucking companies may not allow overworked or sleep-deprived drivers from operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, some companies choose to put profits over people, prioritizing money over the safety of drivers and others on the road. By forcing or pressuring truckers to drive for long hours, trucking companies put tired truckers on the road – which often leads to accidents.
If you were the victim of a truck accident caused by a tired truck driver in San Francisco, you have the right to pursue compensation against the responsible party, be it the trucker or the company they work for. With Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn on your side, you will be positioned for success from the very beginning. We fight hard to protect our clients’ rights and help them obtain the compensation they need to heal mentally and physically.
Contact us at (415) 940-7176 to request a free initial consultation.
Tired Truck Driving Is Illegal
Federal trucking regulations outline when and for how long a trucker can legally operate their vehicle. For example, any trucker who drives over 70 hours per week is required to rest for at least 34 hours straight. Truckers may not drive more than 70 hours in eight days. Federal law also governs the length of a truck driver’s workday.
If a trucker violates federal regulations and causes an accident while drowsy driving, they or the company they work for can be held liable.
At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, we know how to investigate these cases and uncover evidence showing that the trucker was too tired to safely operate their vehicle. We will not stop fighting for you until we have reached a positive outcome in your case. Though we strive to settle matters favorably outside of the courtroom, we are never afraid to pursue litigation if we feel it will yield positive results.
Speak with our tired truck driver accident lawyers in San Francisco by calling (415) 940-7176.