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Fatigued or drowsy driving is responsible for eight times more accidents than traffic safety experts previously believed, according to a 2018 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. If you were injured by a drowsy driver, contact Gordon & Partners’s West Palm Beach car accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights after an auto accident. As accomplished […] Read More
In 2015, there were approximately 5,000 fatigue-related accident deaths in the United States. As millions across the country prepare to travel by passenger vehicle this holiday season, drivers must be aware of the dangers drowsy driving poses. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays are the top travel times for Americans. More than 90 percent will […] Read More
According to a Virginia Tech study, untreated truck driver sleep apnea puts drivers as a much greater risk for being involved in a serious accident. Drowsiness and daytime fatigue, common factors in truck accidents , are most commonly caused by obstructive sleep apnea. Data collected by Virginia Tech researchers shines a light on the increased […] Read More
A number of high-profile large truck accident s caused by driver fatigue are leading to serious scrutiny of the trucking industry and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations regulation of truck driving hours. Less than one week ago, a truck driver heading northbound on Interstate 35 in Davis, Oklahoma crashed into a school bus carrying […] Read More
Drowsy driving was brought into the spotlight following a serious truck accident that involved comedian Tracy Morgan and led to the death his longtime friend. As more information about the accident arises, many are questioning what can be done about fatigued truck drivers. According to federal officials, drowsy driving is the leading cause of crashes […] Read More

Trucker Fatigue

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on in Truck Accidents
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, fatigue and lack of sleep may be a factor in 30-40 percent of all large truck accidents. Fatigue was the probable cause in 31 percent of crashes that resulted in the truck driver’s death (NTSB). In a 1992 survey, 19 percent of tractor-trailer drivers said they had fallen […] Read More
The National Sleep Foundation’s recent study highlights a growing problem across the United States, fatigued drivers. Millions of motor vehicle collisions occur each and every year throughout the country due to driver fatigue. Motorists throughout the nation and in Florida choose to drive while tired for a number of reasons. One of the largest contributors […] Read More

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