What is being done to prevent sleep apnea related 18 wheeler crashes in Texas?
There are many ways in which government agencies, concerned citizens and safety advocates are pushing for better regulation of sleep apnea in truck drivers. In Texas and across the nation, trucking companies are quickly becoming more proactive in preventing truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea from getting behind the wheel. Lawsuits Help Encourage Change in the Trucking Industry While some believe that the only reason for filing a lawsuit after a Texas semi-truck crash is to pay the crash victim for their injuries and losses, the truth is that lawsuits do much more. In addition to helping the family recover financially, a lawsuit can change the way a trucking company does business. By holding the company responsible for hiring drivers known to have conditions such as sleep apnea, crash victims and their attorneys send a distinct message to trucking companies: Allow dangerous drivers being the wheel and you will pay. It forces them to change policies and prevent dangers drivers from operating large trucks on Texas highways. The experienced Bedford truck crash lawyers at the Hart Law Firm have seen the powerful changes legal action can produce. If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one during a collision with a semi-truck in Bedford or anywhere it North Texas, contact an attorney who cares. At the Hart Law Firm, our goal is to help you recover from your injuries and prevent future crashes. Please call 817.380.4888 today to schedule your free consultation. Together we can make a difference.