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Orange Jury Awards Multi-Million Dollar Award Against Tired Truck Driver

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Motor vehicle accidents

Orange Jury Awards Multi-Million Dollar Award Against Tired Truck Driver

People who pay attention to our firm and the material that we share online — both blog posts, and videos — know that we are serious about generating public awareness about the dangers of tired driving.  Despite our reminding, preaching, and cajoling, drivers still get behind the wheels of their vehicles too tired to safely drive. One thing we know from handling car accident cases over the last twenty years is that sometimes the only way to get someone to change their behavior is to hit them in their pocketbook or wallet. I am guessing (hoping) that the truck driver discussed in the video below will never drive without proper rest again: $14 million is a lot of money. Juries typically do not award this kind of money unless they become irritated by some aspect of the evidence in a case. In this case, it was probably the truck driver’s doctored or missing log books that were supposed to guarantee that he was receiving enough rest. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car or truck accident, and especially one that might have involved a tired driver, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or order a FREE copy of their book, Asleep At The Wheel: 13 Mistakes The Insurance Company Desperately Hopes You’ll Make After A Florida Car Accident by clicking...

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New Research Compares Tired Driving To Drunk Driving In Fatal Crashes

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Motor vehicle accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

New Research Compares Tired Driving To Drunk Driving In Fatal Crashes

Two new research studies suggest that tired driving is responsible for as many fatal accidents — car crashes involving deaths — as drunk driving.  Reduced reaction time — the time it takes a driver to recognize danger and take physical steps to avoid it — seems to be the culprit. Unfortunately, today’s hectic lifestyles and work schedules mean more and more people operate without sufficient sleep. New research indicates a growing number of drivers admit to actually falling asleep behind the wheels of their cars. This is obviously a disturbing trend that needs to be reversed. Drivers who drive drunk and caused accidents are subject to punitive damages in Florida. It is an interesting question as to whether a driver proven to be driving in a fatigued condition could also be held liable for punitive damages. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car accident, and especially one where tired driving has been suspected, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or download a FREE copy of Kim’s Florida car accident book, Asleep At The Wheel, by clicking...

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