The attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm represent people who have been injured by inattentive or fatigued truck drivers, and understand the importance that adequate sleep can have in keeping the public safe.
(PRWEB) October 30, 2014
The Edwards Law Firm, an Oklahoma personal injury and truck accident litigation firm, made a donation this month to Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) in order to support the group’s mission of bringing awareness to the problem of fatigued driving among truckers.
PATT was founded in May of 1994, after a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused an accident which killed four teenagers. Though the accident was clearly the fault of the driver, driving while fatigued was not a crime in Maine, and no charges were ever brought.
In response to the accident, PATT began as a local, grassroots movement centered in Maine. Over time, the group grew into a nationally-recognized organization that lobbies for regulations to keep the public safe. Among these include hours-of-service rules to promote sleep and safety, increased rest areas and parking for truckers, on-board computer systems, and changes to the way drivers are paid.
The attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm represent people who have been injured by inattentive or fatigued truck drivers, and understand the importance that adequate sleep can have in keeping the public safe. The Edwards Law Firm encourages anyone who is concerned about highway safety to consider making a donation to PATT through their website, at http://trucksafety.org/get-involved/donate/.
In addition, The Edwards Law Firm extends free consultations to any person who was injured in a truck accident. To contact The Edwards Law Firm about a truck accident, call (800)304-9246 or visit http://www.edwardslawok.com.
About The Edwards Law Firm
The attorneys at the Edwards Law Firm represent injured people throughout Oklahoma, and have recovered more than $50 million in compensation for their clients. The McAlester-based firm has offices throughout the state in order to serve their clients. The personal injury firm fights for those who have been injured or killed by dangerous drugs, auto accidents, slip-and-falls, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice. For a free and confidential case consultation, contact The Edwards Law Firm by visiting http://www.edwardslawok.com or call (800) 304-9246.
The Edwards Law Firm
321 S. 3rd Street, Suite 1
McAlester, OK 74501