Truck drivers are given a strong incentive to stay on the road as much as possible. They are often paid by the mile, which encourages them to remain moving even when they feel tired and should rest or get some sleep. These fatigued drivers – and even those who remain in compliance with legal hours or service requirements but are still overworked – are more susceptible to lapses of judgment or committing driving errors. When this leads to a massive commercial truck drifting into the wrong lane, following too closely, failing to signal before merging or changing lanes, running off the road or any other inappropriate driving maneuver, catastrophic injuries and death can result.
I'm attorney John Gismondi. Since I founded Gismondi & Associates more than 30 years ago, our attorneys have held trucking companies and their insurance carriers liable for the damage and loss that was caused by fatigued truck drivers. Our long history of success in these cases and other personal injury matters throughout Pennsylvania gives any case we handle an enormous amount of credibility. Insurers and opposing counsel know that our Pittsburgh truck driver fatigue accident lawyers are proven trial advocates and that our clients must be treated fairly.
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In cases involving trucker fatigue or any other cause of a semitruck accident, we use a well-honed investigation and trial preparation that we have developed through our decades of legal practice. This detail-oriented approach involves:
- Inspecting, photographing and documenting the scene of the accident
- Obtaining police reports
- Analyzing data provided by the truck's electronic control module (ECM), often referred to as the black box
- Examining paperless log systems (PLS)
- Analyzing data from collision warning sensors (CWS)
- Interviewing witnesses
- Interviewing truck drivers
- Assessing the driver's record
- Utilizing expert witnesses
During these and all other stages of your case, we strive to obtain full and fair compensation for you as effectively as possible. We will listen to what you have to say, and take care of every aspect of the case for you. This allows you to focus on what matters most – making as full a recovery as possible or grieving the loss of a loved one.
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If you have been injured or a lost a loved one due to a truck accident, call us now toll free at 1-888-529-1255 to arrange a free consultation. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania.