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Attorney for Truck Driver Injuries and Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Mississippi
Truck drivers spend long hours behind the wheel. When it comes to trucker safety, as well as safety for others on the road, those long hours behind the wheel can lead to dangerous situations and even fatal results.
Drowsy driving can be viewed as a form of impairment. Drunk driving is a well-known road hazard, but operating a massive truck with limited sleep can be just as dangerous. Sadly, many truck drivers are so accustomed to driving while fatigued that they do not view doing so as a potentially deadly risk.
For drivers, it is vital to know the signs of fatigue before they lead to a tragedy. If a driver experiences any of the following, it is time to take a break.
- Daydreaming and focusing on things other than driving
- Difficulty holding a constant or connected thought
- Heavy eyelids, the need to blink frequently, and trouble focusing
- Driving past an exit or failing to follow a traffic sign or signal
- Not being able to remember the last few miles traveled
- Difficulty holding up their head
- Irritability and restlessness
- Drifting into a rumble strip or out of a lane
While drivers may think that they can take medication, caffeine pills, or crank up the radio to combat fatigue, sleep is the only true remedy. The stakes are too high to take such a dangerous risk.
Of course, many drivers are put in the position of operating their vehicles while fatigued because of their employers. Truckers should know that if their employer coerces them to violate hours of service laws, that employer is committing a legal violation. Drivers can anonymously report such violations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In the event of a truck accident, talk to our 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your rights and legal options.
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If you or a loved one is seeking legal justice and monetary compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A truck accident lawsuit must be filed before its expiration date, also known as the statute of limitations. Please call right away to losing your right to possible financial compensation.
Giddens Law Firm offers clients a one-on-one, client-to-lawyer experience. Mr. Giddens gives your case the attention you need and deserve. He has handled countless personal injury cases throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
Mr. Giddens focuses on serving those who have been victims of crashes involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and is able to represent the victims as well as the families of those who have passed in such wrecks. Not only does Mr. Giddens represent the interests of those hurt in these wrecks, but he also studies the trucking industry and follows new developments in it so that he can remain at the forefront of trucking litigation. Mr. Giddens has served as an ambassador for the implementation of side underride guard protections, which can substantially prevent death or serious injury in nearly 75% of trucking crashes when installed.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
Giddens Law Firm P.A.
226 N President St
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone (601) 355-2022
Fax (601) 355-0012
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8R29+GH Jackson, Mississippi