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In a crash on Hwy #1 with an eighteen wheel - Fatigue may be involved.

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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12/4/2013
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"Simple word. Deadly meaning.... Fatigue." - John B. Stirling, author and professional truck driver.

Involved in a crash on Hwy #1 with an eighteen wheeler ( tractor trailer unit) ?

Is ICBC saying you may be held partially or fully responsible?

If so, you might want to learn about one of the key contributors to "BIG RIG" accidents on Hwy #1.

FATIGUE - A condition caused by a sleep disorder or long term sleep deprivation.

National Safety Board statistics indicate that 31 percent of truck crashes are a direct result of fatigue.

Think about it.

Often long haul truck drivers are under significant time pressures to be their load from point A to point B.

Many get paid by the load as opposed to by the hour.

So it only makes sense that there's an incentive for long-haul truck drivers to "push" in order to get their load delivered. And, to take it a step further, it stands to reason that one of the first things to go is a good nights sleep.

There are a number of research studies which confirm that a driver's cognitive abilities are negatively affected by  FATIGUE.

Alright.

What's the bottomline as far as you're concerned?

If you can prove that the driver of the "BIG RIG" involved in your accident was FATIGUED, this could be very helpful in proving that he/she is partially or fully responsible for causing your accident.

Look into the issue of FATIGUE. It could be a game-changer.

Are you interested in chatting about your Hwy #1 collision with a BIG RIG?

If so, give me a call or send me an e-mail.

Jeff Witten

P.S. my phone number is 604-255-9018, e-mail is [email protected]



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