When vehicles have to share the road, there are always going to be hazardous situations. One of the most hazardous are accidents that involve a car and a semi-truck. Just because of their sheer size and weight, semi-trucks are more difficult to maneuver, stop, or steer to avoid dangers.
The unfortunate truth about semi-truck driving is that the drivers are oftentimes overworked and far too drowsy to be safe on the road. According to information from the National Sleep Foundation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
While there are regulations in place that state that semi-truck drivers should get certain amounts of sleep in each shift, these are often ignored as the drivers have to make deadlines.
If you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident, please allow our Mobile, Alabama truck accident attorneys to help you. We have years of experience navigating these types of cases and can help determine who was at fault and the best way to get compensation for your injuries. We serve clients in Mobile and the surrounding Alabama areas. Please contact Long & Long for help today. Or, call us at (251) 432-2277.
For more information about the dangers of drowsy driving and semi-truck accidents, please view this infographic: