The family of the North Texas teens who died last year when an 18-wheeler struck their vehicle is fighting against the proposal of lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to relax trucking laws in the country, KDFW Fox 4 reported on June 16.
Police investigation regarding the accident that killed 17-year old AnnaLeah Karth and 13-year-old Mary Karth showed that the truck driver who hit the Karths’ vehicle was fatigued from long hours driving, which the police said can be as serious as driving drunk.
A point of contention in United States trucking laws is the number of hours truckers can drive at a time. Truckers frequently work twice the hours that an average person does, and citizens are concerned that fatigued drivers are more likely to cause accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident due the negligent or irresponsible actions of another driver, the attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth may help you file a personal injury suit in order to gain compensation for your losses. Call our offices today at (817) 338-0303 to discuss your situation.