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New York Truck Driver Fatigue Injury Lawyers

When a tired driver gets behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler or other large truck, the results can be deadly. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident, it is important to determine if driver fatigue or some other form of negligence contributed to the accident. You may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, wage loss and other hardships.

The Finz firm lawyers have successfully handled numerous truck accident cases for clients throughout New York and nationwide. The firm's elite team of personal injury attorneys is here to stand up for your rights.

To discuss your truck accident case, call the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form. The firm's New York truck driver fatigue injury attorneys are prepared to help.

Driver Fatigue and Trucking Accidents

Trucking regulations limit the number of consecutive hours truck drivers can work and the number of total hours they can work in a day and in a week. Oftentimes however, the pressure to deliver more in less time overrides safety concerns. The result of this type of negligence is often a truck accident, because drivers operate trucks while tired or have pushed their bodies past their natural limits by abusing stimulants.

In handling a truck accident case, it is important to obtain the facts to determine if driver fatigue played a role. The Finz firm lawyers thoroughly investigate each truck accident case to uncover violations of trucking regulations. They will investigate every aspect of your truck accident case, including driver logs, cell phone records, hotel receipts, GPS dates, and other evidence. This thorough approach can paint a picture that demonstrates how the accident took place and who was at fault.

Injured Due to Truck Driver Negligence?

If you, a family member or a friend has suffered a serious injury in a semi-truck accident, contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form.

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