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Truck Accidents Caused by Drowsy Driving

Speak to an Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney

Falling asleep behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer or other large vehicle is a major problem. As bad as it can be for the driver of a car, it's worse when it's a fully loaded 80,000-pound truck. It's worse yet when driving that truck is your job—and you've put others at risk because you were too tired to be on the road.

Since 1990, the San Antonio-based truck accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery have helped injured people recover compensation after truck accidents. We've seen many cases where truck accidents resulted from drowsy driving on the part of truckers.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 for a free initial consultation.

Drowsy Driving Is Just as Bad as Drunk Driving

From our perspective, driving while sleepy is just as bad as driving while intoxicated. A trucker's ability to make good decisions and stay alert when tired is no better than when that driver is drunk. The results are the same: swerving in and out of lanes, speeding (or going too slow), and slowed reaction times. In fact, truck drivers are every bit as responsible for an accident from falling asleep at the wheel because they violated hours-of-service rules as if they were under the influence of alcohol.

How Our Firm Can Help

Our goal in every case is to figure out exactly why the truck accident happened—or to get as close to figuring it out as possible. Whether the driver was just too tired to be on the road, was pressured by his employer to violate hours-of-service regulations, or a combination of things caused the accident, we fight to hold negligent truck drivers and their employers responsible for your injuries. Several of our attorneys are Board-Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and we have more than 100 years of combined experience that we are ready to put to work for you.

Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

We have years of experience handling all types of truck accident cases, including those that happened because the trucker drove while sleepy. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we offer free consultations for all prospective clients. Reach out to our San Antonio truck accident lawyers today.

Contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 today. We serve clients in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Corpus Christi, and all of Texas.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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    - Maxine M.

  • "Mr. Bettis truly cares about you not only as a client but as a person."

    - Andrew D.

  • "John Tyler is amazing!"

    - Danielle Lateef

  • "In the end everything came out better than I anticipated."

    - Edward Casanova

  • "His staff made sure to always keep me informed."

    - E. Phillips

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