Advice please

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  1. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    So my co-driver had an accident (head on, as far asI've been able to gather) while I was in the sleeper last week. I was ejected from the truck and flown by helicopter to the trauma center in Palm Springs. About the only memory I have was me yelling at him "what the #### happened?" To which he replied something like, "sorry, I must've fallen asleep." Once I got a hold of my company, they're are saying that there was another on the road and traffic came to a stop too quickly for my co-driver to stop, so he turned left and our trailer didn't clear the trailer ahead of us. Not an issue of him falling asleep. I don't believe that story. So, I guess I'm asking for any advice on how to proceed. The accident report hasn't been available yet.
     
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  3. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    You’re only worry is a seat belt ticket for not having the bunk restraints up. I don’t think there’s a penalty for waking up in the middle of someone else’s accident scene beyond that one.
     
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  4. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    I had the bunk restraints up!
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    lawyer up. plenty of accident lawyers that may very well take your case. seat belted in or not, he was responsible for the accident, and your injuries.

    check with lawyers in the area where the accident happened.

    have you lawyer try and get you workmans' comp as well.

    do as much as you can to nail your co-driver. your life was in HIS hands.....he is responsible.

    obviously, he did not admit to falling asleep to the company....

    he cannot lie under oath..nail the SOB...
     
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  6. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Well then they can’t even give you that one. You’re good, your partner not so much.
     
  7. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    The fact that you were ejected from a truck last week and are on here a week later to tell the story is a miracle!!
     
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    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Are you asking if you should tell the company about the driver's "fell asleep" statement?
     
  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i think no matter what, that might not stand up in court, due to being, "hear-say'...
     
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  11. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Jan 6 hearings have taught us hear say is now acceptable. Even if it’s all there is lol.
     
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