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Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyers PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Accidents

A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver, and dangerous drivers cause accidents. This fact is especially true regarding tired truck drivers who are fully in control of their vehicles. Long-haul truck drivers are required to follow federal regulations that define the length of time they can drive in a shift and required rest breaks. But many fail to follow these regulations. When an accident happens, they may try to alter their logbooks to hide their negligence.At the law firm of Perry & Young, P.A., we aggressively pursue compensation for our clients, by conducting comprehensive investigations to document the rule-breaking behavior of truck drivers and trucking companies. We can meet with you in our offices in Panama City, Marianna and Tallahassee, or a location that is convenient for you.

Call us at (850) 215-7777 for a free consultation about a truck accident case. 

Causes Of Truck Driver Fatigue

When it comes to truck driver fatigue, the issue of long-haul truck driver compensation is at the heart of the problem. Almost all over-the-road truck drivers are paid in one of two ways — on a per mile basis or on a flat-fee, per load basis. Both of these compensation schemes provide drivers with a strong incentive to drive fast and for long periods of time.

Truck drivers may skip their required rest periods or drive for longer periods than federal regulations allow. They may also use over-the-counter or illegal stimulants to stay awake, but these may only serve to slow reaction times and result in a sudden loss of alertness when the medication wears off. Some truck drivers operate in teams — one drives while the other gets some fitful sleep in the cab’s bunk. But studies show that a person is not fully awake for at least 20 minutes after rising.

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    Perry & Young is the best out there. I can't say enough about Phillip. Phillip communicated with me through the whole process, keeping me updated and answering any questions that I had. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Phillip hands down the best there is.
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    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
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In your case, our lawyers will document the behavior that caused the accident. We will identify all possible sources in insurance compensation, and seek the best possible settlement or judgment for you.

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Call Perry & Young, P.A., at (850) 215-7777 or complete an inquiry form to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent accident victims in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

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