Will Driver Fatigue Lead to More Truck Accidents Due to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and safety of most people in the United States. Fortunately, many people have been able to avoid becoming infected by following safety guidelines, including wearing masks in public and maintaining social distancing. However, there are other ways outside of infections that the pandemic can threaten people’s safety. One issue that has not received a great deal of attention is the possibility of truck [...]

2023-09-28T16:41:02+00:00February 12, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Can I Pursue Compensation for a Truck Accident Caused By Driver Fatigue?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving was responsible for at least 795 fatalities and 50,000 injuries in 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available. If you are injured in a car accident involving drowsy driving, it can often be challenging to demonstrate the other driver’s fatigue because concrete evidence tends to be lacking. However, if the accident involves a commercial semi-truck, trucking industry [...]

2022-07-29T15:15:56+00:00September 16, 2020|Truck Accidents|

What Are My Options if I Was Injured in an Accident With a Drowsy Driver?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving contributes to an estimated 72,000 car accidents and 44,000 injuries each year. In 2017, 795 lives were lost in these types of collisions. Drowsy driving can decrease a motorist’s reaction time and limit their vision and hand-eye coordination. If you have sustained a personal injury in an auto accident caused by a drowsy driver, you should speak to an attorney [...]

2022-07-29T15:19:20+00:00January 30, 2020|Car Accidents|

How Drowsy Driving Can Lead to Dangerous Car Accidents

On Friday, March 22, 2019, a Prarie du Chein man was lucky to survive after he drifted off the road and crashed his vehicle into a guardrail. After the accident, which occurred in Wisconsin’s Beetown Township, the driver was rushed to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Department, the man lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep at the wheel. Today, [...]

2019-03-29T14:40:00+00:00March 29, 2019|Car Accidents|

Study Shows Even Mild Sleep Deprivation Can Be Dangerous While Driving

Americans are always on the go, and many are suffering from sleep deprivation. Unfortunately, this could also be increasing their risk of accident. In fact, a recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that losing even just a couple hours of sleep can double a driver’s risk of a car accident. What might this mean for you and your family, even if you are not sleep deprived? The [...]

2017-02-21T08:47:00+00:00February 21, 2017|Green Bay Auto Crash Attorney|

Safety Tips for Nighttime Driving

According to research from the National Safety Council, driving at night (or in early morning hours before the sun comes up) is substantially more dangerous than driving during the day. Due to a number of factors related to driver vision—color recognition, depth perception, temporary blindness caused by oncoming headlights, and peripheral acuity—this risk goes largely undiscussed and unconsidered among drivers. Stay safe when driving at night by using the following [...]

2016-02-23T14:31:33+00:00February 23, 2016|Car Accidents|

Accident injuries result from head-on crash

When driving in Outagamie County, one of the last things that drivers expect to happen is to be involved in a crash. Auto accidents happen frequently and often result in accident injuries. This can be for a variety of reasons including a reckless driver, a drunk driver or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's a fact of life that car accidents happen and they can cause injuries [...]

2014-06-27T14:05:58+00:00June 27, 2014|Car Accidents|

Truck crash sends woman to hospital in critical condition

In Appleton, drivers need to be aware of large trucks on the road. These vehicles are heavy and often there is the possibility of driver fatigue affecting the safety with which it is operated. Given the heft, the stops and starts and the amount of time commercial vehicles spend on the road, accident are inevitable. When they do, , sometimes people are seriously injured. In others, there are fatal truck accidents. A [...]

2014-06-25T17:47:36+00:00June 25, 2014|Truck Accidents|
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