Omaha Fatigued Truck Accident Lawyers

Accidents Caused by Fatigued Truck Drivers in Nebraska

Truck drivers often work day and night to meet challenging deadlines. Sometimes they put themselves and others in harm's way by continuing to drive when they feel fatigued and drowsy. There are federal regulations in place to help prevent devastating truck accidents caused by fatigued drivers. However, these types of accidents remain common on our nation's highways.

Fatigued drivers and their employers can be held accountable for the damages, injuries, and deaths they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a drowsy or fatigued driver, it is critical that you understand your legal rights and options. The experienced Nebraska truck accident attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC are here to help. Contact us at (402) 397-7600.

The Problem of Fatigued Truckers

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 4,000 people are killed in large truck accidents annually. Driver fatigue is a leading factor. A recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that only 22 percent of drivers who feel fatigued pull over. That means that a majority of fatigued drivers remain on the roadway and push through even when their bodies are telling them to rest.

Researchers have conducted many studies over the years that show how being awake for 18 hours affects your ability to drive just as being impaired by alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration around .05 BAC would affect you. In other words, truck drivers who have been awake for 18 hours and continue to drive without rest have the delayed reaction time and diminished judgment of a driver who is impaired by alcohol.

Federal Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations

To prevent truck drivers from working for too many hours straight, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Hours-of-Service or HOS regulations. Under HOS rules, commercial drivers may work for 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. They may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty.

When a truck driver breaks these rules of service regulations, they are behaving negligently. Truck drivers who negligently cause accidents while fatigued can be held accountable for the damages they cause. If you are involved in a Nebraska truck accident, you need to work with an attorney who can review the driver's work logs and determine if they had enough rest before getting on the road.

Justice for Truck Accident Victims

A lawsuit against a truck driver, truck owner, or trucking firm is often the best way to secure fair compensation after being injured in an accident. A successful claim against a fatigued truck driver and trucking firm can result in financial support for your medical bills, lost wages, hospitalization, the cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages.

Contact a Fatigued Truck Accident Attorney in Nebraska

The experienced Nebraska fatigued truck accident lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC have the knowledge and resources it takes to investigate these types of accidents. We've helped many injured victims secure maximum compensation for their significant losses.

Call us at (402) 397-7600 for a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation.

Additional Information

Call Today for a Free Consultation

We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.

(402) 397-7600

Related Links

Testimonials

Cullan News

Movie About Cullan Case
Cullan case featured in HBO documentary film, Hot Coffee. See what really happened to the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s… Read More »


Mentoring Programs
In an effort to help medical and law students, we offer classes designed to give firsthand experience and education. Click the links to find out more. CullanMD » | CullanLAW »


Top 40 Under 40 Award
Patrick Cullan and Joseph Cullan are honored to have been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as "Top 40 Under 40" attorneys… Read More »

More News

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved. Serving Omaha and the State of Nebraska.

Nebraska Fatigued Truck Accident Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an attorney for a consultation on your particular personal injury matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Nebraska.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting

Cullan & Cullan LLC
1113 Harney Street Omaha,
Nebraska 68102 | Map & Directions
Phone: (402) 397-7600