Truck accidents cause more than 5,000 fatalities and 150,000 injuries over the course of the year, according to Safe Roads. The majority of people who lose their lives in truck accidents are not in the truck, but are in passenger vehicles or are walking, bicycling or riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, as many as 750 of the deaths and 20,000 of the injuries happen as a result of collisions caused by fatigued commercial drivers.
A truck accident lawyer knows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set strict regulations designed to limit the number of hours that truckers can drive. These regulations exist because truck drivers face immense pressure to continue to drive even when they have become too fatigued to be safe behind the wheel. Now, there are efforts being made by some senators to roll back the stricte