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Truck drivers may experience dangerous fatigue during holidays

Truck traffic is a common sight on Montana roadways. Throughout the year, truck drivers try to keep up with very tight schedules as they operate their big rigs all hours of the day and night. And with the holidays coming up, it is a safe bet that many truck drivers will be busier than ever.

Thanks to seasonal gift giving, the holidays see an uptick in consumer purchases. In order to meet the demand of the purchasing public, truck drivers often must work the maximum number of hours allowable every week from now through the end of the holiday season.

While spending so much time behind the wheel may be a boon to a truck driver's bank account, it can also be physically taxing and mentally draining. The stresses placed on a truck driver can easily lead to fatigue and as you know, fatigue can lead to impaired motor skills and flawed judgment. It can be all too easy for the symptoms of fatigue to cause a driver to make a mistake and get into an accident with another vehicle on the road.

A collision with a big rig truck could leave a victim with brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones and deep lacerations. It can take a prolonged period of hospitalization just to get a victim to the point of being able to go home. And if the injuries are serious enough in nature, it may take many months for an accident victim to achieve a full recovery. And sadly, some victims never fully recover and have to have special therapy and accommodations for the remainder of their lives.

If you or someone you love is ever hurt in a truck accident, it is important that you receive appropriate compensation to help cover all of your expenses triggered by the incident. At Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, we work to help get our clients fair settlements in a timely manner. Please feel free to look over our website for more information about our many services.

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