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Truck Driver Fatigue


Truck Driver Fatigue Victim Attorneys

At Powers & Santola, LLP., we are seeing more semi-truck accidents caused by tired truck drivers than ever. With a strained economy and an increased demand for over-the-road transport, drivers are feeling extra pressure to push their boundaries and drive farther on less rest.

If you or a loved one was injured by a tired trucker in New York, contact our Albany truck driver fatigue accident lawyers. We can help you seek the full and fair compensation for your injuries or losses.

Fatigued Drivers Take More Risks

When truckers get tired, they often reach out to one another to seek creative ways of staying awake and alert. One such tactic they may employ is hazing. A typical hazing looks a bit like this: A state trooper has pulled someone over to the side of the highway. The truck driver will then drive as close to the trooper as possible to see if the wind from the truck will blow the troopers hat off of his head. Unfortunately, such actions lead to serious injuries and even wrongful death.

At Powers & Santola, LLP., we understand that the more a trucker drives, the more money he earns. Our intention is not to harm truckers’ livelihoods. Instead, we seek to collect compensation for injuries caused by truck drivers, as well as pursue claims that will help ensure increased safety regulations that will result in fewer injuries and trucking accidents in the future.

Foreign Drivers and Truck Accidents

In New York, we see numerous trucking companies that transport goods between Montreal, Canada, and our state. Often, the Canadian drivers of these commercial vehicles tend to drive faster and longer than they should. This increases fatigue and the likelihood of an accident.

At our law firm, we know how to handle trucking accident cases that involve foreign truckers and foreign trucking companies. We also have more than two decades of experience that help inform how to best represent our clients’ interests in these special cases. We are ready to put this knowledge and experience to work for you.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Upstate New York and New York City

Call us our Albany (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020) or contact our New York law firm online to discuss your trucking accident today. We are here to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your claim and options. Your initial consultation is free.