St. Louis Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer

St. Louis Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyers Represent Missouri and Illinois Victims.

Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer St. Louis

Drowsy Truck Accidents in St. Louis. Commercial truck drivers are often on the road for upwards of 8 hours at a time. While there are federal commercial truck regulations that aim to control the behavior of truck drivers when they are on the road, accidents can still happen. If a truck driver is drowsy or fatigued and causes an accident, this can cause critical injuries such as brain damage, spinal cord damage, and severe PTSD in victims of the accident. If you have been injured in a drowsy truck accident, you could be eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more from the negligent truck driver involved, but it’s crucial to have a St. Louis Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer representing your case and protecting you during this trying time.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

The Effects of Drowsy Truck Accidents

Commercial vehicles weigh 80,000 pounds on average, which is nearly 20 times the weight of a passenger vehicle. The impact a commercial vehicle can have on a passenger vehicle if a crash occurs is significant and can cause severe injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and emotional/mental distress. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a study of 140,000 commercial truck accidents, 13% were caused by drowsy driving. Drowsy driving is hazardous, and based on the results of several truck accident studies, the effects of driving while fatigued are similar to driving under the influence. A lack of sleep can inhibit a driver’s cognitive ability, and impair their sense of judgment, response time, ability to concentrate on the road and be aware of their surroundings.

$35 Million+ Recovered

Chris has recovered over $35 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Regulations to Prevent Drowsy Truck Accidents

CDL drivers are required to strictly follow federal truck regulations, which include limitations on the amount of time a driver is on the road, a list of behaviors that drivers are required to avoid, and rules regarding what a driver should do if they are in a truck accident. Per Federal Commercial Truck Regulations in the U.S., truck drivers are required to only drive for 11 hours at a time, and according to Section §382.121 of Federal Truck Regulations, are prohibited from drinking alcohol or using substances while driving a commercial vehicle. If a truck driver is found to be under the influence, has been on the road for more than 11 consecutive hours, or has otherwise violated federal regulations, and causes a drowsy truck accident, the truck driver and their employer can be held liable for the victim’s damages.

What Should I Do If I’m in a Drowsy Truck Accident?

If you are injured, or someone you love is killed, in a drowsy truck accident, you could be eligible to recover compensation for your harm and losses, but it’s crucial to act quickly after the crash. Immediately after the accident, it’s essential to file a police report, seek medical attention, gather evidence, and consult a Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer about your situation. Without an experienced lawyer by your side, it’s impossible to recover full compensation for your damages, and this leaves the door open for the truck driver’s insurance agent and other parties to take advantage of your vulnerability and inexperience during this time. Hiring a Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer to represent your case offers support during this challenging time, and allows you to avoid dealing with the other party’s insurance company. Your lawyer’s job is to ensure that you have the strongest case, and the best chances possible of recovering the most damages from the other party’s insurer. Typically, the following types of damages can be recovered for a drowsy truck accident:

  • Medical expenses such as medical bills, medication, medical accessories
  • Mental, physical, and emotional distress from the accident
  • Lost wages
  • Reimbursement for property damage
  • If the victim’s spouse notices a decrease in intimacy, they can claim a Loss of Affection

If you feel lost and confused after being involved in a drowsy truck accident, know that you are not alone. Your lawyer has your case’s best interests at heart and will be by your side throughout the process of recovering compensation offering support in whatever way they can.

Talk to a Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Drowsy driving isn’t something that should be taken lightly. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by driver fatigue, it’s essential to stay calm and involve a Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can protect you during this vulnerable time, and do everything in their power to recover the most compensation for your harm and losses.

Christopher Dixon and the Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are passionate about recovering the most damages for their client’s harm and losses. To date, the Dixon Injury Firm has recovered more than $35,000,000 in settlements injury victims. If you have been injured in a drowsy truck accident, but don’t know how to proceed with your case, the Dixon Injury Firm is ready to represent your case and get justice for your pain and suffering.

For more information on how a Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyer can help with your case, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH, or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation with our St. Louis Drowsy Truck Accident Lawyers.

Meet Christopher R. Dixon

Legal & Injury Representation St. Louis Deserves.

Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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