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Tired truck drivers cause dangerous collisions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, around 13 percent of truck drivers are fatigued at the time they cause accidents with other motor vehicles. Fatigued or exhausted truck driving is a problem for Californians and something that federal regulators have attempted to combat with hours of service regulations on the operators of large commercial vehicles.

When drivers are behind the wheels of their commercial rigs for long stretches of time they can become exhausted both in their physical conditions as well as their mental capacities to stay alert. A fatigued truck driver may lose their focus and allow their rig to swerve between lanes of traffic. An exhausted driver may fail to notice stopped traffic in front of them and may collide with traffic when they fail to brake in time.

Truck accidents involving tired or exhausted drivers can be deadly. The relative size of a truck compared to a standard sedan or sport utility vehicle is significant; the power that a truck generates as it moves can easily crush a smaller motor vehicle and serious harm that vehicle's occupants.

Victims of truck accidents may want answers as the cope with the challenges of recovery. They may wish to review evidence related to their crashes to figure out exactly why they had to endure the pain and loss that occurred when commercial vehicles wrongly collided with them. With the help of personal injury attorneys in the Coachella Valley, victims of commercial vehicle or truck accidents can find committed legal advocates who will help them defend their rights and take on the negligent drivers whose exhaustion or other distractions resulted in damaging vehicle accidents.

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