The Police Say The Truck Driver Who Caused My Injury Was Sleep Deprived But It’s Not Stated In The Accident Report. What Should I Do?

Sleep deprivation is a common cause of truck-related accidents.  18-wheeler drivers sometimes push themselves beyond their limits in an effort to make sure their haul is delivered on time.  To unsuspecting motorists in their vicinity, this can mean disaster.  

Sometimes, what the police may tell you following a big truck wreck may be speculation based on their investigation of the accident and they may not put those statements in the report.  Typically, we end up taking the officer’s deposition in order to better understand why he or she made such comments.  

One of the things we do during the course of a big truck lawsuit is investigate the state of the truck driver in an attempt to uncover evidence of driver’s fatigue.  This can be done by analyzing driving records, including logbooks showing whether the driver took required breaks.  Accident reconstructionist experts may even be brought in to analyze the specifics of an accident in order to uncover evidence of driver fatigue or sleep deprivation.  

Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Truck Accident?

If you've been hurt in a semi-truck or large vehicle accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

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