No one drives well when they're falling asleep. Most people can pull off and grab 40 winks. Over-the-road truck drivers know they have to keep pushing to make schedule. So they drive exhausted at some point, almost every day on the road.
The outcome of this sleepy driving is tragedy. Two-ton cars are no match for 40-ton trucks that are out of control. Too often the outcome of a car-truck collision is a dead driver, and dead passengers. If the victims do not die in the wreck, they are likely to suffer from disabling injuries for the rest of their days.
The driver of the truck is not entirely to blame. He or she is trying to make a living. But the company that owns and operates the fleet, that puts its drivers on schedules that are physically unmanageable, and that makes the most profit from on-time deliveries — that's the party attorney Eliot Reiner goes after.
We nail truck company owners who send poorly maintained vehicles out on the highway. We expose the poor quality of training, and the poor qualifications of some drivers. We approach truck accident cases very aggressively, because of the violence they cause.
"Drowsy driving" is not the only unacceptable driver behavior. Just as dangerous are drivers who drink behind the wheel, who drive recklessly, or are so distracted by items in the cab — their stereo, their cellphone, their dog — that they cannot pay attention to your family's safety.
Call Eliot Reiner. He has the experience to win your case, and the skills from years of investigating, reconstructing, preparing and presenting to stand up to insurance company lawyers. That's why some of Eliot Reiner's cases have won record awards from California juries.