Florida Drowsy Driver Truck Accidents Are Common. Attorney Glatthorn Can Help
Truck drivers, especially long haul truckers driving cross country, are required by law to take mandatory breaks. These laws exist to make sure truck drivers get enough sleep. Unfortunately, not every truck driver follows these rules. And in certain cases, truck companies create unrealistic schedules or outright require truckers to work far beyond their maximum hours.
The result? Many truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel, causing serious truck accidents. When these accidents happen, the consequences can often be extremely serious. Since the truck driver was asleep and didn't attempt to slow down, many trucks crash going full speed into other vehicles. As a result, serious injuries and fatalities are common in drowsy driver truck accidents.
Those who survive may face surgery, hospitalization, therapy and medication. Treatment may last months or even years. The medical expenses can become overwhelming. And injuries may prevent victims from working, resulting in lost income. If they were a financial provider, this can affect the entire family.
In Florida, victims of such truck accidents rely on West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer David Glatthorn to help them get their lives back on track. A Board Certified trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience investigating truck accidents, attorney Glatthorn works with clients to design a legal strategy that fits their unique legal needs.