Truck Drivers Can Fall Asleep at the Wheel
Falling asleep on the wheel while driving is a major problem in the United States that in 2019 resulted in 697 deaths across the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For those who got lucky and were not killed or did not die following a drowsy driving accident, many still sustained serious injuries.
Drowsy driving is the invariably dangerous combination of operating a motor vehicle as a driver and sleepiness or fatigue. This typically happens when a truck driver—or any driver for that matter — has not slept enough, but it can also be the result of untreated sleep disorders, taking certain medications that cause drowsiness, drinking alcohol, or working the late-night shift.
What We Can Do for You
At Jalilvand Law, we have personal injury lawyers who can help in explaining to you what your rights are and how we can best present your claim for you to obtain the maximum compensation you can for your injuries.
You are likely to receive a phone call from an insurance claims adjuster representing the trucker’s insurance company immediately or soon after an accident occurs. It is not a good idea to speak to the claims adjuster without first consulting with a lawyer.
The right thing to do is to politely decline the call and call a lawyer – and if you call us, we will evaluate your case and advise you on what your options are while we start preparation for making the strongest possible case for you to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
Some of the work we will do for you includes gathering evidence, working with relevant experts to reconstruct the accident scene, and strongly establishing that the commercial truck driver is liable for the accident.
Call a Beverly Hills Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a sleepy truck driver, call an experienced Beverly Hills truck accident attorney at 310.478.5800 or reach us online today for a free consultation and learn what we can do for you to obtain full compensation for your injuries.