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Fatigue remains a leading cause of transportation accidents

Pennsylvania readers know that truckers have a critical role in the economy, as they are responsible for transporting goods across the country. Because of the pressures of the job, fatigued trucking is a serious concern. There are many men and women operating large, heavy commercial vehicles who may be too tired to be safe. 

According to the National Safety Council, as many as 97 percent of transportation employers have concerns about fatigue and how it will impact their drivers. Fatigue can make it difficult for truckers to make smart decisions behind the wheel and may increase the chance of an accident. If you are a victim of a truck accident, it is possible that fatigue played a role in what happened to you.

Should you seek compensation through a wrongful death claim?

The unexpected death of a loved one can leave your Pennsylvania family dealing with emotional trauma, financial expenses and other complications. When the negligent actions or reckless choices of another person cause harm to your loved ones, there could be legal options available to you. Your family could have grounds to move forward with a civil claim.

Through a wrongful death claim, individuals and families mourning the loss of a loved one and dealing with accident-related expenses may be able to recoup some of their losses. However, it its not always to easy to secure this compensation, even if you think you have a valid case. You might find it beneficial to seek a full understanding of the legal options available to you.

Should you consider a settlement instead of going to court?

After going through the physical, mental and emotional anguish often associated with a car accident, the last thing you may want is to end up going through a grueling court battle. Even so, you want to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries and other damages.

You may consider settling your case, but you want to be sure if it's in your best interests to do so. It may help to know that a large percentage of cases don't make it to trial, and settle instead. However, many factors go into making that determination. Every case is unique, and you shouldn't feel pressured to settle unless you feel satisfied that the parties involved treated you fairly.

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