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Mother Fights for Justice after Sleeping Trucker Crash

download (14)There are several primary causes for accidents in the US. The largest reason that people get into car accidents is that there was a moment of inattentiveness behind the wheel. This inattentiveness can come about for many reasons.

What happens when the driver falls asleep behind the wheel and someone gets killed?

Jackie’s son and four others were killed in a crash in Hendersonville.  She remembers every moment that happened after that, “Ma’am there’s been a terrible accident.” Those are indeed the words that nobody wants to hear coming from troopers standing at your front door.

The accident was caused by a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel.  Jackie decided to devote her life to making sure that the roads are safer, and that truckers are driving less, not more.  Unfortunately, a proposal was passed that allows drivers to drive 82 hours a week instead of 70.

“If you’re driving 70 miles per hour and you have a micro-sleep for only three seconds, you’ve driven a football field,” she said.

Who pays for the crashes that happen as a result of the fatigued driving?  Is it on the drivers, or those who allow the drivers to be on the road?  Who makes sure that justice is served I these incidents? At Auger Law, we have over 20 years of experience helping accident victims get the justice and settlements that they deserve.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, give us a call for your free consultation.  We can help.

Posted In: Asleep at the Wheel, In The News

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