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Driver Fatigue

Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

What is Driver’s Fatigue?

Lack of sleep is a common cause of preventable truck accidents. Lack of sleep impairs judgment and reaction time, and puts the driver at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. Since long-haul truckers work many hours to cover long distances, it is not uncommon for drivers to suffer sleep deprivation, disruption of normal sleep cycles, and dangerous fatigue. When this happens in an 80,000-pound vehicle, the results can be disastrous.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident caused by a fatigued driver, Todd Miner Law may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. With decades of combined experience, we fight aggressively to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for their carelessness.

Call today to speak with an Orlando truck accident attorney for free: (407) 269-5877.

FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial truck drivers to comply with Hours of Service regulations. These rules outline how many hours a truck driver is allowed to work in one on-duty period and sets requirements for mandatory rest periods. For example, a property-carrying driver may drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. Furthermore, drivers must take a rest break of at least 30 minutes after driving for eight hours. While many drivers faithfully adhere to these regulations, there are unfortunately some who choose to ignore these rules in order to meet deadlines and make more money. All too often, the result is a serious accident causing injury to other innocent drivers.

Fighting for Maximum Compensation

The Orlando truck accident attorneys at Todd Miner Law are committed to protecting the rights of the injured. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial injury that victims of commercial truck accidents suffer and are prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them the compensation they need to rebuild and carry on with their lives. When you bring your case to our firm, we are prepared to launch a thorough investigation of your case to determine who may be held accountable and how much you may be owed for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Do not delay in contacting our firm to learn more about your rights.

Contact us today to set up your free case evaluation.

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  • “After such a bad accident, you need someone to take your hand and show you what to do. Todd's office does that.”

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  • “Todd and his team were very helpful and always took the time to talk to me when ever I had any questions.”

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The Proof is in Our Results 

Millions of Dollars in Recoveries
  • Wheelchair Accident - Fall into 5-Foot Hole $4,500,000
  • Drunk Driving Fatality $4,300,000.00
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accident $1,400,000
  • Fatal Truck Accident $1,400,000
  • Head-On Collision - Two Surgeries $1,200,000.00
  • Delivery Truck Accident - Fractured Femur $1,100,000
  • Drunk Driving Accident - Serious Leg Injuries $1,000,000
  • Fatal Boating Accident $1,000,000
  • Negligent Security - Eye Injury $1,000,000.00
  • Dump Truck Accident - Neck Injuries $987,000

Why Choose us?

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on what’s most important - your recovery.

  • Community-Focused

    Todd Miner is a trusted advocate for residents in Orlando & the surrounding areas of Central Florida.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Attorney Todd Miner is backed by over 25 years of experience on both sides of the courtroom & was an assistant state attorney and former insurance defense lawyer.

  • Strong Client Satisfaction

    We are proud to be the go-to choice for injured clients in need of effective & results-driven representation.

  • Millions in Recoveries

    Our legal team has extensive trial experience and a proven track record of success.

  • Invaluable Legal Insight

    Todd Miner possesses an insider's perspective from years of working for the largest insurance company in America.