Previous posts on thig blog have discussed how many truckers who travel and through Delaware have to follow certain rules which require them to pull over and take a nap. This blog has also discussed the danger fatigued driving presents, particularly when the driver of a big rig or other large vehicle is too tired to operate the vehicle safely.
Unfortunately, many trucking companies ignore or at least wink at the rules and have little disregard for the dangers fatigued driving presents to other motorists. It may be simply the perception that such considerations are not important in the grand scheme of things, while others may take it a step further and deliberately put profit ahead of safety.
These sorts of attitudes are what can land a Delaware resident in the hospital for weeks or even months recovering from a serious accident, as a fatigued driver is much more likely to plow in to a smaller car, causing catastrophic damage. In the worst cases, a victim may die or be permanently disabled, unable to work and needing constant medical care.
Our law office has extensive experience in handling truck accident cases, so we know the signs of fatigued driving and what unscrupulous trucking companies might do to cover it up or get around rules meant to prevent it. We now use our experience to hold such parties fully accountable for such careless and thoughtless behavior, and we have successfully helped many of our past clients get the compensation they needed.
There is little doubt that a trucking company, particularly one with a culture that does not take driver fatigue seriously and put profit over people, is going to want to fight having to pay for their actions. Our office makes every effort to make sure they do pay up as they should.