8/22/2011It can be annoying and disruptive when your partner snores, but it can be downright dangerous when that sound is coming from a commercial truck driver. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. Truck drivers with sleep apnea, like others with the condition, may not be getting the rest that they need while sleeping and may be excessively tired.
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One study found that drivers with untreated sleep apnea did worse on driving performance tests than drivers whose blood alcohol content was above the federal limit.
Truck drivers and their employers have a responsibility to make sure that drivers are alert and driving safely. Truck drivers with moderate to severe sleep apnea may not be deemed fit to drive a commercial vehicle, while truck drivers with mild to moderate sleep apnea may respond to treatment and be capable of performing their jobs safely.
If a tired truck driver caused your Georgia truck wreck, then it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your crash to discuss your rights and potential recovery. Your recovery may include financial compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
For more information about your rights and possible financial recovery, please call an Atlanta auto accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.
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