A Tired Semi Driver Can Cost You Your Life. Take Steps to Prevent Tragedy Today.
It would be unrealistic to think that truck drivers on Georgia roadways never get tired after driving for hours and hours on the same highway. While it's understandable that driving can cause fatigue, it is completely unacceptable for a tired driver to continue his or her duties on the road when exhaustion is apparent.
CASE SPOTLIGHT: Recently a young girl got in her car in Valdosta and drove to work on I-75. She came upon construction and slowed down. A truck driver slammed into the rear of her car, driving over her car and killing her. The trucking company attempted to argue that the girl had caused the wreck by slamming on her brakes.
We were able to show through exhaustive reviews of the driver daily logs and gas receipts, food receipts and mileage studies that the driver daily logs had been falsified and that the trucker had driven over the allotted time without taking time to sleep as required by federal law. The insurance company tendered its limits once it was faced with this damaging evidence. The final resolution of the case was over five times the initial offer by the insurance company.
For nearly 20 years, Ayerbe & Cowart, LLC, has been holding negligent truck drivers and companies accountable for injuries caused to our clients as a result of tired driving. Based in Macon, Georgia, we represent residents throughout the state who have been seriously injured in truck accidents. We also represent surviving family members of victims who needlessly lost their lives due to fatigued driving.
Macon Fatigued 18 Wheeler Driver Accident Attorneys Who Understand the Law
Our proven record for success has placed our law firm at the forefront of personal injury law in Middle Georgia. We have secured tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases involving reckless drivers of trucks, cars and motorcycles. On many occasions, our cases have positively changed safety and driving policies for trucking companies.
In addition to the normal day-to-day tasks, there are many viable reasons why truck drivers become exhausted, potentially becoming threats to other drivers:
- Nighttime driving
- Strict delivery deadlines, despite inclement weather and unexpected road conditions
- Lack of rest stops on certain highways
- Dismissing warning signs of exhaustion
Our lawyers are prepared to prove that the above situations cannot be dismissed. We will be ready to prove that driver fatigue was the cause of your accident and to help you obtain the personal injury compensation you deserve.
Logbooks are often manipulated to show that a driver was not in any violation. Our team will analyze important documents and information to identify potential causes for tired driving. We will also work with experts regarding issues surrounding the driver's fatigue in order to comprehend the true cause of your accident.
Contact Ayerbe & Cowart, LLC, Today
We want to help you. We invite you to call Ayerbe & Cowart, LLC, today to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your car, truck or motorcycle accident. Schedule a no-risk consultation with us at 478-250-1573, or e-mail us. Our law office is located in Macon, Georgia. If travel is impossible, we will gladly come to you. Our business hours are 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment. Se habla español.
All of our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we take on your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.