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San Jose Attorney for Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents

Dedicated Representation for Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Victims in San Jose

Truck drivers spend many hours on the road. At the end of a shift, they may feel relief as they disengage from their work, take time for themselves, and get much-needed rest. However, the number of hours that a truck driver rests is not strictly personal business. They need to be fully rested so that they can operate their vehicle safely during their next shift. The lack of alertness and attentiveness that can come with truck driver fatigue invariably has an impact on safety for all drivers who share the road with a commercial truck.

Driver fatigue is often cited as the reason for serious car and truck accidents. For this reason, there are federal and state rules that spell out how many hours a trucker can be on the road and how many hours must be spent resting before they can get back behind the wheel. When drivers violate these regulations, or when they become fatigued due to lack of sleep, health issues, or other factors, they put others at risk of being seriously injured. At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we can help determine whether fatigue may have played a role in a truck accident. We can work to ensure that a truck driver who acted unsafely by driving while tired or drowsy is held responsible for the harm caused to others in a collision.

Cars Are Vulnerable in Truck Accidents

Truck-versus-car accidents naturally put the occupants of the car or cars at a disadvantage. A commercial truck weighs many times the weight of any passenger vehicle. Truck wrecks involving cars often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities for drivers and passengers.

If you were injured, or if a family member was killed in a truck accident on Highway 17 or elsewhere in central California, such as in the San Jose or San Francisco areas, the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III encourages you to call us and set an appointment for a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney. Let us explain how we can help you pursue and obtain compensation for the injuries you suffered when your car collided with a truck. Was the truck driver fatigued or otherwise negligent? An in-depth investigation can help determine the causes of your car-versus-truck accident.

We may review a truck driver's logs to determine whether they correctly followed regulations for hours of service. We can also determine whether there may have been any underlying health issues that could have caused a driver to become fatigued. We will examine all relevant evidence, including eyewitness testimony or footage of a truck accident captured by security cameras or traffic cameras, to determine whether the truck driver was fatigued, drowsy, or engaging in unsafe or negligent behavior. With this evidence, we can then help you take steps to pursue compensation from the truck driver and the trucking company that failed to protect your safety.

Contact an Experienced San Jose Trucking Accident Lawyer for Driver Fatigue

After a truck accident, Attorney John Garvey can take steps to begin an investigation as soon as possible, during the time period when the trucker's driving logs and other forms of evidence are still available. He will work to ensure that you take the correct steps to recover financial compensation for injuries suffered in a collision with a commercial truck. Contact us at 408-293-7777 to schedule a free consultation with our San Jose truck driver fatigue attorney.

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