The writing is clearly on the wall, apparent for all to see.
Many of our readers in Louisiana and elsewhere have likely heard the term "hours of service" (HOS) in reference to the commercial trucking industry.
Roadway accidents involving large trucks in Louisiana and nationally are simply different from crashes featuring smaller passenger vehicles.
There is no lack of consensus across America’s sprawling commercial trucking industry that something needs to be done to curb accidents involving big rigs and materially promote the public’s safety.
Comparatively speaking, do downside consequences linked with drowsy and outright sleeping drivers in Louisiana and nationally yield starker outcomes than those tied to other dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviors?
Reasonably prudent drivers both locally and nationally know that unflagging behind-the-wheel vigilance is warranted at all times. We certainly know that the duly cautious motorists in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and elsewhere that we diligently represent at the Baton Rouge personal injury law firm of Simien & Simien well appreciate that necessity.
No one is a perfect driver; we have all made a mistake or bad decision. Often, we are lucky, and these missteps don't result in any harm. However, that is not always the case, particularly when the person who makes a mistake is operating a massive truck weighing tens of thousands of pounds.
Commercial transportation industry insiders and commentators are questioning why recently released federal crash numbers indicate a notable spike in fatal large truck accidents during 2018 over the preceding year.
We submit at the proven personal injury law firm of Simien & Simien (with offices in Baton Rouge and additional locations) that the definitive answer to today’s above blog headline query is eminently short and direct.