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.