Wilmington Truck Accident Attorney
We’ve all had the experience. We are driving along following a semi that we want to get past. As we pull into the passing lane we see the truck’s tires drift over and cross the lane lines a bit in front of us. When the truck gets back in its own lane we gun it to try and get around and away from the truck before it can drift over into our lane again. We don’t know what’s happening inside the cab when trucks seem to be having a hard time staying in their own lanes. Maybe the truck driver was momentarily distracted. Or maybe the driver has been on the road for many hours and is having trouble staying awake. When the driver of one of the big rigs nods off behind the wheel, it unleashes an 80,000 lb wrecking ball. The resulting damage can be tremendous.
At Nagle & Associates, we know that drowsy driving is a significant risk factor in truck accidents. Our Wilmington truck accident lawyers have been able to successfully recover on behalf of our clients who were seriously injured in truck accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident, call us to schedule a free case consultation with one of our attorneys.
Why Work With Nagle & Associates?
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you are trying to deal with a lot right now. Bills and other expenses may be starting to pile up and you want justice for your losses. You can’t trust your future to just any law firm. At Nagle & Associates:
- We have the expertise – you get the benefit of 20+ years of practice representing only victims of serious motor vehicle accidents
- We have the determination – you get the benefit of attorneys who know how insurance companies try to settle claims and will never settle for less than your claim is worth
- We have the results – you get the benefit of a legal team that has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients
How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Making a claim and recovering from the party responsible for causing your injuries and other damages is more than filling out some forms and getting a check. Insurance companies are in business to make money and often try to minimize your losses to reduce the amounts they are required to pay. A truck accident attorney is familiar with how insurance companies operate and will launch an effective counterattack. In short, a truck accident attorney:
- knows what you need,
- knows what you’re up against, and
- knows how to get the money from their pocket into yours.
The Problem of Driver Fatigue Leading to Truck Accidents
America is a tired nation. Many of us don’t get enough sleep. Yet, we all have responsibilities and lives that don’t seem to care if we aren’t so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 25 Americans over 18 falls asleep at the wheel at least once a month. Prolonged periods without sleep can mimic the effects of alcohol on your ability to drive – impairing both decision-making and reaction time.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has addressed the problem of drowsy driving by establishing regulations that set driving time limits for truck drivers. The Hours of Service Regulations (HOS) limit the number of consecutive hours a driver can be on the road and mandate periodic rest breaks. In addition, there are new technologies being tested that can alert a driver who is becoming drowsy and also provide feedback about how fatigue impacts driving performance.
Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys
Behind the wheel when the eyes close and the head bobs down, it only takes a few microseconds of inattention for tragedy to occur. The massive size and weight difference between trucks and passenger cars often lead to devastating injuries for those in the smaller vehicle. The Wilmington truck accident attorneys at Nagle & Associates have fought hard to secure compensation for those seriously injured in truck accidents. Once we establish driver error as the cause for the accident, we are able to secure sizable recoveries for our clients. Put us to work for you. Click here to schedule a free consultation or call us at 888-826-0393.