Human error, either by a trucker or other drivers is the major cause of road accidents. Truck drivers, same as other drivers, are valuable or reckless and careless behavior. Like other drivers, they are cited for speeding, drunk driving, failure to yield, tailgating (following too closely) or distracted driving specifically using cellphones. Fatigued (drowsy) driving is a problem often identified with truckers. Truckers who take over eight hours driving are likelier to cause an accident. Long working hours disrupt a trucker’s normal rest cycle, depriving them of sleep, and causing fatigue. Employers are known to pressure truck drivers to work for long hours without rest.
Trucker fatigue causes approximately 13% of all truck accidents. It disrupts the trucker’s capacity to observe and maneuver the road. As a result, truckers become unable to observe the Highway Code, causing truck malfunction and other risks.
Our Maryland truck accident lawyers at Robinson & Associates will fight tooth and claw to seek compensation and justice for truck accident victims as a result of any form of negligence. We make it our job to ensure that negligent parties are held responsible and that our clients, the victims and their families are well advised and represented in pursuing all accessible legal remedies to get the highest compensation possible.