Motor Vehicle Accidents

Joliet Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer

Trucking is a deadline-driven industry. The recipients of truckers’ cargo expect it to be delivered on time, without fail. Once the delivery date has been agreed to, it is the trucking company’s responsibility to get it there. Tight shipping schedules can drive trucking companies to make unreasonable demands on their drivers, inducing them to cut corners on safety in the name of profits.

Cutting corners on safety is an extremely dangerous way to do business, but drivers will often do what they have to do in order to meet the demand. In many cases, this means continuing to drive when it would be better to get some sleep. A fatigued driver operating an 80,000-pound 18-wheeler can present a serious hazard to everyone else on the road.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a driver who has not gotten enough sleep, you should seek the advice of an experienced Joliet driver fatigue accident attorney as soon as possible.

Seeking Full and Fair Compensation for Truck Accident Injury Victims

At the Law Office of Steven Haney, we offer our clients more than 20 years of experience in complex personal injury cases. We have a complete understanding of the law in these matters, and we know the best approach to securing a favorable outcome on your behalf. You can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to ensure that your interests are fully protected.

The federal government has specific regulations in place with regard to how much sleep a driver is required to have. When you hire our firm, we will obtain the driver’s logbooks to determine if a regulatory violation may have contributed to the accident. We also investigate all other aspects of your case in an effort to build the most compelling possible case on your behalf.

Contact Our Office to Speak With an Illinois Truck Driver Negligence Attorney

If you have been injured in a serious trucking accident caused by a fatigued driver falling asleep at the wheel, Will County and Grundy County personal injury lawyer Steven Haney is ready to help. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, so it won’t cost you anything to get sound advice and honest answers to your questions. You can reach us by phone at 815-723-5600 or via e-mail. For your convenience, weekend appointments are available.

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