Truck drivers feel extreme pressure to cover as much ground as possible,
no matter what it takes. This is because their pay is almost always directly
linked to the more they travel, which incentivizes many drivers to overexert
themselves and consequently risk the lives of all others on the road.
Despite hours-of-services regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, many trucking companies breach these guidelines
in the interest of profit. Our team at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg
has successfully fought for countless innocent drivers, passengers, motorists,
and pedestrians who have suffered at the hands of a fatigued driver.
Long hours spent in traffic are extremely monotonous and exhausting for
even the most experienced and alert truck driver. Driver fatigue is responsible
for a significant percentage of trucking accidents and has become an intrinsic
part of the industry. This frightening reality increases the chances of
a devastating and fatal accident. Because drivers feel obligated to meet
a nearly impossible schedule, they may partake in unsafe behaviors such
as speeding, pushing through rush-hour traffic, illegal maneuvers, failing
to take breaks, etc. Sometimes, drivers attempt to combat drowsiness by
taking drugs or stimulants to stay awake.
While the individual driver’s behavior must be addressed and examined,
trucking companies are most often liable for these accidents. As truck
accidents continue to rise throughout the nation, the FMCSA has outlined
strict regulations which restrict driving schedules and require minimal
hours of rest. However, the trucking industry has a long way to go in
order to truly reach acceptable standards of safety.
Qualified & Dedicated Attorneys Tirelessly Advocating on Your Behalf
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident due to a
fatigued or negligent driver, we at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg
will go above and beyond to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our aggressive legal team will fight to ensure the responsible parties
are held accountable for what they have put you through. Do not allow
yourself to be taken advantage of by failing to properly protect your
We would love to be by your side.
Contact our firm to schedule an initial case evaluation by calling (949) 565-4281.