New Jersey Truck Accident Injury Lawyers

Truck Driver Fatigue

In an effort to maximize their profits, far too many commercial trucking operations compel their drivers to be on the road too many hours, violating federal regulations and leading to unnecessary truck driver fatigue. Lack of rest breaks or staying behind the wheel too many hours over a 24-hour period can result in drowsy driving or cause a commercial vehicle operator to fall asleep at the wheel. The consequences are almost always disastrous, often leading to serious or catastrophic injury, or even death. The office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, can help.

At the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr, we bring more than 40 years of experience to people who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident. We are selective in the cases we take so that we can devote our full energy and attention to finding ways to win a verdict or obtain a settlement that fully meets your needs. We place a premium on communication and responsiveness, always striving to return your calls and e-mails as quickly as possible. With a longstanding reputation for hard work and thorough preparation, we get many of our new cases as referrals from former or existing clients, or from other lawyers.

When You Have Been Injured Because of Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents. Under federal regulations, over-the-road truck drivers are supposed to take regular breaks and may not be on the road more than a certain amount of time during any given 24-hour period. Truckers are supposed to maintain logs verifying that they have taken required breaks and have not otherwise violated hours regulations. Unfortunately, these logs are falsified far too often.

At our office, we know how to read and understand operator driving logs. We can tell when the amount of cargo does not correspond with the hours driven, or when arrival and departure times have been misrepresented.

We handle all types of injury claims resulting from truck driver fatigue, including serious and catastrophic loss, such as head trauma, spinal trauma, disfigurement, burns and fractures. We also litigate wrongful death claims.

Contact the New Jersey Truck Driver Fatigue Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr

We will meet with you at no cost to discuss your legal concerns. Our office is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. We are also available to meet with you evenings and weekends by appointment. To schedule a private meeting with an experienced New Jersey truck accident injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 732-249-4600 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600). We will also travel to meet with you if necessary.

The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr is a New Jersey personal injury law firm located in Highland Park, New Jersey serving the communities of New Brunswick, Edison, Somerset, South River, Sayreville, Metuchen, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Fords, Middlesex, Old Bridge, Iselin, Bound Brook, Perth Amboy and Colonia, New Jersey.