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Sleep apnea and trucking: Often a dangerous mix

What is sleep apnea? This condition is a sleep disorder affecting the ability to breathe properly while sleeping. It results in short instances in which the patient's breathing is interrupted during sleep. The interruptions can last more than 10 seconds each and can occur as many as 400 times in a sleep cycle. The condition is often undiagnosed and has the potential to be life-threatening.

Damages can vary in semi truck crash cases involving distraction

Truckers who become distracted on the road put our lives and your life in danger. These truckers know better than to take their attention off driving, but they choose to do so anyway. In some cases, the trucker is doing an activity, such as texting, that is forbidden while driving by federal regulations. If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted trucker, you can take action right away to seek compensation.

What can truckers do to avoid becoming distracted while driving?

Truckers have to be sure that they are doing what they can to drive safely. One issue that plagues the trucking industry is smartphone use. Truckers who use their phones while they are driving put themselves, their cargo and others on the road in considerable danger. The American Trucking Association (ATA) issued some guidelines that truckers can follow to help them resist the temptation of distractions while they drive.

Find out about seeking compensation after a big rig crash

We recently discussed the elements of a semi truck case. These elements are the basis of trucking accident claims and ensuring they are present in the case is essential. We can help you to review your accident to determine if all of the elements are present.

Know the elements of a semi truck accident case

Being struck by a semi truck is something that can change the course of your life. The effects of these accidents can mean that you aren't able to work any longer and that you are facing a lifetime of medical care. If you are facing this reality, you don't have to sit back and wonder how you will make ends meet now. Instead, you can take action and hold the liable parties responsible for the accident.

Take appropriate action after a semi truck accident

A semitruck accident is something that can cause stress. This stress might make it difficult for you to think clearly about what you should do after the accident. Making a plan for what you will do after an accident can help you to take the appropriate steps after the accident occurs.

What factors contributed to your truck accident?

Due to the large size and heavy weight of tractor-trailers, any accident involving a semi truck has the potential to inflict serious damage, including injury or death. If you were involved in an accident with a truck, chances are, you are still reeling from the emotional, physical and financial impact of the incident.