Motor Vehicle Accidents
Champaign Truck Driver Accident Lawyers
We Fight For The Compensation You Need
Champaign is home to two major interstates, I-57 and I-70. Interstates 74, 55 and 39 also run through Central Illinois. These interstates are the scenes of numerous trucking accidents causing serious or fatal injuries.
At Frederick & Hagle, we have found that many truck accidents are the result of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) violations such as logbook violations and fatigued driving. We hold negligent drivers and trucking companies liable for violations that cause injury and wrongful death. Please call 1-800-642-1227 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a Champaign truck driver accident attorney.
The Consequences Of Fatigued Driving
Federal regulations limit the number of hours a commercial driver should stay on the road without taking a break. However, truck drivers often exceed this limit to reach their destinations on time. Sometimes, drivers make fraudulent entries in their logbooks to hide the violation. When we investigate the accident, we will look for evidence of false logbook entries.
When the trucking company requires a driver to exceed the hours limit, a catastrophic accident may be the result. The U.S. Department of Transportation show that the odds of a truck accident increase as driving time increases. Tired drivers have slower reflexes, can easily become distracted and may fall asleep while behind the wheel.
Trucking accident injuries may include broken bones, amputations, burns, internal injuries/organ damage, brain injuries, back injuries and spinal cord injuries. It is not uncommon for these injuries to cause disability or wrongful death. We will aggressively seek compensation for your past and future losses.
Contact An Urbana Logbook Violation Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please call 1-800-642-1227 or 217-367-6092.