The Hidden Danger on the Road

At the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett, we have seen the profound impact of truck driver fatigue on road safety. It is our mission to provide capable and compassionate support for all of our clients, advocating fiercely to get them justice.

The Silent Killer: Truck Driver Fatigue

When drivers experience tiredness or sleepiness while operating commercial vehicles, the consequences can be tragic. Between long hours on the road, irregular sleep schedules, and demanding workloads, fatigue for truck drivers comes as no surprise. Despite regulations limiting the number of consecutive driving hours and mandating rest breaks, many truck drivers still struggle with fatigue.

Truck driver fatigue poses a significant threat to road safety, as tired drivers may experience impaired reaction times, decreased alertness, and difficulty maintaining focus on the road. These effects increase the likelihood of accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, lane departures, and rollovers. 

A commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can cause massive damage. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to prioritize safety, but they do not always do. When trucking companies should have done more to protect other drivers, they deserve to be held accountable. That’s where your MIller & Mallett attorney comes in.

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Legal Ramifications and Liability 

Determining liability in truck accidents caused by driver fatigue can be complex. While the driver may bear some responsibility for operating the vehicle while fatigued, other parties may also share liability, including trucking companies, shippers, and dispatchers. 

Employers, the large companies that own the shipping trucks, may be held accountable if they

  • encourage or incentivize drivers to exceed legal driving limits
  • fail to provide adequate rest breaks
  • maintain unrealistic delivery schedules
  • or have other irresponsible policies

Our Approach: Advocating for Victims of Truck Accidents

At the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett, holding negligent parties accountable for the injuries and losses caused by their negligence is our business. With compassion for you and tough grit for negligent companies and their insurance companies, our team of attorneys will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. 

We understand that after an accident with a big rig, you are likely under considerable stress. Often, the moment we meet our client is one of the most difficult periods of their lives. They are recovering physically and emotionally from a traumatic accident. They may not be able to work due to their injuries, and medical bills could be piling up. They may have lost their car or be stuck with large repair bills.

From the first moment you meet us at your free consultation, we’ll try to lift that burden. Every member of our team works hard to make sure you feel how much we genuinely care. We want to alleviate the stress you’re feeling. We’ll work hard to get you compensation for your medical and repair bills, missed work, and pain and suffering. We want you and your family to be able to focus on healing while we focus on getting you the settlement you deserve.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by driver fatigue, you don't have to face the legal process alone. Contact the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett today to schedule a free consultation. You can give us a call or come out to visit us in our beautiful Victorian mansion-turned-office in downtown Little Rock. We will review the details of your case, explain your legal rights, and help you understand your options for pursuing compensation. 

Remember, we only get paid if you receive a settlement, so you have nothing and a friendly firm to gain. Our team of proud Arkansan lawyers - all University of Arkansas at Little Rock trained - have made it their collective goal to use the practice of personal injury law to make the world a more fair place for all of us. With our team on your side, you can trust that your case is in capable hands.

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Exceptional Legal Representation in Arkansas

Nestled in the bustling heart of Little Rock, the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett focuses on personal injury and family law. We provide comprehensive services tailored to your unique needs. You may have already seen our firm on TV, but we hope you’ll make it out to meet us IRL. We are, “the Firm With a Smile,” and we would be grateful to help you through this trying time with warmth for you and sharp legal strategy for the insurance company. 

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