By: Chuck Richardson On May 8, 2019

The trucking industry is facing a highly-documented and debilitating driver shortage. The American Trucking Association reports a significant deficit in the number of people choosing to enter this profession. Though it may seem as though a truck driver shortage will have no effect on you whatsoever, this simply is not the case. The reality of having fewer qualified drivers or drivers who are overworked puts everyone on the road at risk. Trucking demands continue to rise with no end in sight, while drivers feel the pressure to work long hours and keep up with the industry.

Not only is driver fatigue a well-known factor in many truck accidents, but it is also the result of unlawful practices on behalf of trucking companies who push their drivers to work longer than the federally regulated hours of service regulation. Fatigued drivers are susceptible to dangerous driving behaviors including delayed reaction times, drowsy driving, and inattentiveness behind the wheel. The truck driver shortage may also result in trucking companies hiring individuals without properly vetting or training them. These federal violations place innocent motorists, passengers, and pedestrians at risk of severe injury and even death.

After a trucking accident, you must protect your rights by documenting the aftermath to the best of your ability. This includes collecting information from nearby witnesses, writing down details of what happened, and getting a means of contact with the company responsible for the truck. Do not accept a settlement or admit to anything before speaking to an attorney and be sure to seek medical care.


Have you been injured in a truck accident due to no fault of your own? Our truck accident attorneys of Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC have the resources and knowledge to effectively guide you through this process with ease. Our vigilant legal team is committed to delivering you the maximum settlement as efficiently as possible.

Call us today at 918-492-7674 to schedule an initial case evaluation.

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