Our readers know only too well the number of commercial trucks on the roads in and around Chicago. Their sheer size and the potential toxicity of the loads that many of them are carrying increase the potential severity of an accident with them.
Another problem that plagues too many commercial truck drivers and can make them a menace on the road is fatigue. Many people behind the wheel of vehicles here in the Chicago area drive when they are too tired to safely do so. This can include shift workers who work at night, those with sleep disorders, people taking medication that can make them drowsy and those who simply don't get enough sleep. However, commercial truck drivers who, despite regulatory restraints, are required by their employers to be on the road for an extended period and/or aren't given sufficient break periods can be a particular danger to others on the road.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an accident with a commercial truck, you have the right to know if the driver was fatigued at the time, how long he or she had been on the road and whether the driver had any sleep disorders, either diagnosed or undiagnosed. At The Jasmer Law Firm, we help our clients get those answers. We also help them seek compensation from the driver as well as his or her employer. This compensation can help tremendously with medical bills, rehabilitation and lost wages.
We know how to get the necessary records and logs for the driver and the truck involved in the accident. We've worked with respected sleep experts to show that even if a driver did not exceed the maximum allowed time behind the wheel, he or she was too exhausted or fatigued to operate the vehicle safely.
We work on a contingency basis. This means that we don't get paid until and unless our clients do. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and find out if we can help.