Truck Drivers Fear COVID-19 Could Lead to More Accidents
Recently, we posted a blog about the Federal government lifting the hours of service requirements for truck drivers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
After the hours of service restrictions were lifted, truckers began raising concerns that it could impact safety on the roads, confirming many of the concerns our Connecticut truck accident lawyers anticipated and raised in our previous post.
The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Truck Drivers
Not only are drivers driving longer hours, but they have fewer places to stop and rest.
COVID-19 has forced the closure of restaurants and rest stops are closed all over the country. The usual places that truckers stop to rest, eat, and refuel simply aren’t available for them. This requires them to push past their limits in order to find a place to stop, assuming they can find one at all. This creates a very dangerous situation because a tired driver is a less attentive driver.
As a result, accidents are going to happen.
The one saving grace is that less motorists are on the road. However, many are still forced to go out and run the risk of getting hit by one of the tired truckers.
Contact a Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyer
If you are injured by a tractor-trailer or other large commercial motor vehicle we can help.
At Stanger Law, we have a unique perspective when handling trucking cases on behalf of injured motorists. When working for different firms earlier in our careers, we have defended these types of cases on behalf of the trucking companies giving us a unique perspective into how these companies investigate, value, and defend these cases.
If you are injured by a tractor-trailer, call us immediately and allow us to put our knowledge to use for you and help you maximize the value of your case. Although rest stops may be closed, we are open and working. WE CAN HELP