NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driving a vehicle while drowsy is a recipe for disaster. But, it seems that rather than making the rules more stringent for truck drivers to help avoid more accidents on the road, the trucking industry is looking to actually weaken the safety rules.
Earlier this month the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to suspend a new Department of Transportation regulation that requires truck drivers to take at least 34 hours off after working 60 consecutive hours in seven consecutive days or 70 hours in eight days.
Much media attention was placed on the subject following an accident just after this in which an allegedly drowsy truck driver crashed into a van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, critically injuring him and killing another passenger on the New Jersey Turnpike.
With these relaxed shift rule regulations, there are bound to be truck drivers in need of sleep on the road, which is cause for concern. Auto accidents involving these large rigs can cause serious injuries and in some cases, death. Pegasus Legal Funding LLC, the lawsuit settlement company, is a resource for victims and families involved in auto accidents with these commercial trucks. Pegasus has been on the forefront of motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers and commercial semi-trucks for years. Pegasus makes it a priority to assist victims and their families with lawsuit cash advances within 24 hours of receiving case documents.
"It's a shame because it seems that the safety of other drivers on the road has taken a back seat in these decisions," said Bob Tansey of Pegasus. "The devastating injuries that can result from some of these accidents can be crippling to victims, causing them to miss work and become behind on medical bills and day-to-day living expenses while they wait for proper compensation. That's where we come in. We're able to help ease that financial burden."
According to government data, over the past five years, collisions that involved at least one commercial vehicle over the size of 10,000 pounds went up steadily and deaths in these accidents increased by approximately 18 percent.
When dealing with motor vehicle accident claims where a commercial, semi-truck or tractor trailer is involved, there is always a great deal of red tape and lawsuits can take time. Pegasus Legal Funding's number one priority is to help victims today while they wait for the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial or business semi-truck, and need lawsuit settlement funding you may apply right now to: http://www.mylawfunds.com/contact-us.html. As a direct funding company, Pegasus Legal Funding is in a unique position to provide assistance to you or your loved one's that may be involved in a lawsuit related to a trucking accident. Our firm does not offer a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan, however, we offer non-recourse lawsuit cash advances. To learn more about this please visit our website. If you prefer to speak to a live representative confidentially and professionally about your specific case and funding needs you may call Pegasus' toll free hotline at 855-FUND-YOU/855-386-3968.
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