Driver Fatigue/Log Violations

Minnesota & Nebraska Truck Driver Fatigue Attorney

Truck driver fatigue is very common in trucking accidents. When truck drivers pass through the Twin Cities to get to their destination, they are usually pressed for time, especially in heavy traffic conditions. They may be under a great deal of pressure to deliver a certain number of cargo loads in a matter of days. That makes it very tempting for truck drivers to forego sleep in order to meet the demands. Unfortunately, this puts other motorists in danger.

There are federal and state laws, as well as trucking regulations that truckers are supposed to follow. For instance, truck drivers are responsible for keeping accurate logbooks and adhering to at least the minimum when it comes to rest standards. They are expected to sleep a certain number of hours in order to stay alert while on the road. Basically, truck drivers have different standards than motorists driving smaller vehicles, simply because trucks are very large vehicles that are dangerous.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident because of a negligent driver, you may be able to hold them responsible for their actions. With the help of a truck accident attorney, you can file a personal injury claim that could recover lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other costs stemming from the accident.

Thorough Truck Accident Lawyers

At Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, we have a 75-year history representing clients around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and in the Midwest in Omaha, Nebraska. We have helped clients throughout the country achieve the results that they need by recovering the deserved compensation. We have been involved in a number of high profile cases and received national recognition for the compensation recovered in those cases.

Because we are highly experienced, we know what to look for. We will look at the truck driver’s logbook, investigate how the accident happened, ensure you receive the medical care that you need so you are taken care of, and we will ensure that the insurance company knows the extent of your injuries and how they will impact you for the long-term.

Recovering The Compensation You Deserve

Your truck accidents attorney will use their negotiating skills to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. However, there are times when settlement talks do not result in an amount that will take care of all expenses, so a jury may have to decide. Either way, you will be advised, educated, and advocated throughout the entire legal process.

Contact A Minneapolis Truck Accidents Lawyer

Driver fatigue is one of the main causes of trucking accidents. The driver becomes fatigued, they do not rest like they should, they do not correctly keep their log, and an accident occurs. If you or a loved one has been victim in a trucking accident because of a fatigued driver or a driver that violated logging regulations, then you may have a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office or the Omaha, Nebraska office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.