A: Truck drivers who fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident will be liable for the resulting accident and injuries. However, there may be other issues, such as statute of limitations issues. It is important to have the case reviewed immediately by a qualified truck accident lawyer in Pennsylvania. The following answer is for information only.
In this case, federal regulations may have been violated, or log books which record the number of hours driven may have been falsified. In the case of a drowsy truck driver, he or she may have been driving over the allowable federal limits. If the employer or truck company encouraged or even knew about such behavior, there may be additional claims available, such as punitive damages claims.
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Published: May 22, 2012