Rochester Truck Driver Fatigue Attorneys
The negligence that causes truck accidents can come from a variety of sources. Perhaps the truck driver was negligent, driving while fatigued or engaging in some other careless act. Perhaps the truck company was negligent, overloading the truck or not properly maintaining it. At Kammholz Messina, LLP, our attorneys get to work immediately to determine the cause of an accident. This is an important part of the process as we strive to get you the compensation you need to cover medical bills and other costs.
Truck Driver Negligence
There are clear laws that dictate what drivers can and cannot do. For example, these laws limit the number of hours that a driver can be behind the wheel. This is to prevent a driver from driving while fatigued. Unfortunately, drivers are paid by the job, not by the hour, so they often feel pressured to drive as long as they can. When they drive too long, it is often the cause of accidents. Sometimes, the accident was caused by drugs taken by the driver to try to stay awake for too long. Drugs and alcohol are common causes of truck accidents.
Accidents Caused By Defective Trucks and Poor Maintenance
With decades of experience handling truck accident cases, our car & truck accident attorneys know that some of them can actually turn out to be defective products cases. Perhaps the manufacturer should be held accountable for defective brakes or defective tires.
We also have the experience to know that a case that looks like a defective truck case may very well be a case of a trucking company failing to properly maintain a truck. A tire blowout may be the result of tires not being replaced when they should have been. Brakes may not have been inspected and replaced. Furthermore, there are issues of trucks being overloaded or loads not being secured properly. We will find out the cause. We will take action and hold the appropriate party responsible.
Free Consultation — No Fee Unless We Succeed
Call 877-668-4606 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Rochester lawyer with knowledge of causes of truck accidents. We handle cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no attorneys fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation.