Month: November 2015

2015 has been a more dangerous year to drive

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

Preliminary data by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration issued just prior to Thanksgiving show that traffic deaths increased in the first half of 2015. The tragic rise in fatalities comes after a period of steady downturn in the number of fatal traffic accidents in recent years. While it is still too early to pinpoint exact causes of the increase, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind noted that drunk driving, distracted driving and fatigued driving remain problems. Even as ...

How fatigued drivers cause truck accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, November 20, 2015.

We know that driving while fatigued is dangerous for anybody, but this is especially true for commercial truck drivers, who may be operating the largest, heaviest vehicle on the road. At the same time, truckers frequently test the limits of their stamina. Despite federal regulations limiting the number of hours a semi truck driver can stay on the road, fatigued driving is a particular safety problem in the trucking industry. Though anyone who has ever gone a night without sleep knows what bei...

Why truck drivers have fatigue

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Friday, November 20, 2015.

As a motorist, you face risks every time you drive near commercial trucks on the roadway, and those risks tend to increase when the people driving those trucks feel overtired. Trucker fatigue is a common and unfortunate reality across America, and when truckers drive in such states, they endanger you and everyone else on the road. So, what is it that is making so many commercial truckers drive while fatigued? The factors leading many truckers to drive while exhausted include: Pressure to a...