Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer St. Louis
Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a driver fatigue accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a driver fatigue accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your driver fatigue accident case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert driver fatigue accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in driver fatigue accident and needs a driver fatigue accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a driver fatigue accident claim you will be taken care of.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have studied drowsy driving and found that drivers that are sleepy or fatigued continue to be a huge risk on the road. Being sleepy makes drivers less able to pay attention, slows reaction time, and hinders decision making. The problem is more widespread than you might expect. In some surveys, 4% of drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel in the last month. These tend to be people that snore or for other reasons do not get enough sleep. In one recent year, drowsy driving was blamed for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths.
Risk Factors from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, here are some things that drivers should watch out for, both for their own safety and the safety of everyone else on the road:
- Time of Day – Perhaps this is obvious, but most accidents occur late at night or early in the morning when the body naturally wants to sleep. Midday drowsiness is also a common occurrence, though, especially in older people.
- Shift Work – People that work night shifts or rotating shifts can have problems adjusting and that can make them drowsy, especially on the drive home from work. This includes jobs like doctors, nurses, truck drivers, pilots, and police officers.
- Physical Warning Signs – For the most part, drivers should know when they are tired because they are yawning, struggling to keep their eyes open, or nodding off and hitting rumble strips on the side of the road. Early warning signs can be less obvious, though. A driver may suddenly realize he cannot remember the last few miles or that he missed a turn, or he may find himself suddenly too close to the car in front of him.
Commercial Truck Drivers Have New Regulations
The federal government has tried to combat driver fatigue with new hours-of-service regulations. Drivers carrying property are limited to driving for 11 hours before they must take 10 hours of rest. They cannot spend more than 14 hours “on duty” either. Drivers cannot go more than eight hours with at least 30 minutes of break time. Drivers carrying passengers have limits that are slightly more strict. They can only drive for 10 hours in a shift, but they can be on duty for 15 hours. Drivers in both categories also cannot drive more than 60 hours in a week (or 70 hours in an eight-day period). Violations of these laws can make a commercial driver liable for a crash he or she causes.
Call for Compassionate and Aggressive Legal Representation
If you have been injured in the St. Louis, Missouri area, you can call us anytime for a FREE case evaluation. Our firm does not charge any fees to our clients. We only get paid if you win. Our firm is also solely focused on recovering damages for those who have been wrongfully injured. That means you can have faith that your case is not our first rodeo, we have been strengthened by years of fighting the big insurance companies on behalf of our injured clients.
How can the St. Louis Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your driver fatigue accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of driver fatigue accident victims. During a driver fatigue accident case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the driver fatigue accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St.
Louis Driver Fatigue Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a driver fatigue accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable driver fatigue accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the Missouri Driver Fatigue Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a driver fatigue accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of driver fatigue accidents.
Chris Dixon – “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.”
We are always aggressive in fighting for our clients, but we believe that being compassionate is important as well. Our founder, Chris Dixon, helped create the St. Louis Suit Project, which is a nonprofit aimed at providing high school and college students with professional outfits that they need for the workplace or job interviews. This type of service to the community is just as important to Mr. Dixon as being recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a driver fatigue accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need driver fatigue accident legal guidance, or want to know what a driver fatigue crash lawyer can do for you, call or contact the Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your driver fatigue accident claim today.