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Tired Trucker Accidents

Were You in an Accident With a Truck?

Trucking accidents are among the most deadly of all traffic accidents. Your chances of being killed in a smaller passenger car when colliding with a heavy commercial truck are very high. The enormous size and weight of commercial trucks, such as tankers, semis, and tractor trailers makes stopping problematic while drivers are often vision-impaired by blind spots. If you've been injured in a truck accident in or around Redlands, you should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

As a Redlands truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC, I have more than 35 years of experience in dealing with the often complex injury claims stemming from trucking accidents.

One cause of these accidents is the tired trucker. Truckers are subject to federal regulations. One aspect of these regulations involves the number of hours of service a trucker is permitted to engage in. In some cases, truckers will falsify their log books to get around these regulations so that they can meet a delivery deadline or because they want to make it to the end of their route. Pushing themselves past fatigue and beyond what is legally allowed puts everyone else on the road at risk.

Because of this, some trucking companies have switched to installing electronic black boxes similar to those used in aircraft, otherwise known as electronic onboard recorders. These devices record when a truck is being driven, distance traveled, who is driving, and other important data. This type of data can later be used as evidence in any case where a trucker has been involved in a traffic accident. Supporters of black boxes believe these devices can reduce accidents through better monitoring by trucking companies of those who violate federal rules.

Truck Accidents in Redlands, California

The 10 Freeway through Redlands and its surrounding communities is heavily traveled by commercial trucks crossing the state. We are all at risk for traffic accidents involving other cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. Holding negligent drivers, such as tired truckers, accountable for their actions can help to reduce preventable accidents. A serious trucking accident can change your life. Get the legal help you need after any accident.

Contact my firm for a free case consultation to take legal action today.