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A speeding truck whizzing by, its driver potentially suffering from fatigueAccording to “The Large Truck Causation Study” published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Study Safety Administration in 2007, driver fatigue contributes to 13 percent of all large truck accidents in the nation. This makes it the sixth-leading cause of large truck accidents, ahead of driver distraction and road rage and just behind driving under the influence and speeding. Another study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that driver fatigue was a probable cause, contributing factor, or finding in nearly 20 percent of its 182 major investigations into all auto accidents, including large truck accidents, between 2001 and 2012.

Whatever the case, there can be no doubting that driver fatigue can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle. And when that vehicle is a large truck, which is already among the most inherently dangerous and potentially deadly vehicles to occupy our nation’s roadways, the results can be devastating.

At Kenison Law Office, PLLC, we have extensive experience and a history of success in handling cases involving truck accidents and driver fatigue. Manchester, NH attorney John B. Kenison has been representing injured victims of negligence and their families in large truck and other auto accident cases for more than 25 years. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a collision with a large truck caused by driver fatigue, or if you have tragically lost a family member in such a collision, Mr. Kenison has the resources, skills, and tenacity to provide you with the representation you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.

The saying goes that “a picture is worth a thousand words”.   This is very true, especially when you have been injured in an accident.  If you’ve been injured in a car accident, suffered a slip and fall accident, injured on a construction site, or even been bitten by a dog photographs can be very effective evidence in your personal injury case. Good pictures can help explain how the injury occurred and document your injuries,  strengthening your case.

You should take pictures of any visible injuries as well as the damage to the vehicles if you have been in an accident.  Try to include a picture of each vehicle’s license plate number as well.  It is also helpful to take “scene” pictures of the surrounding area, including any skid marks, street and traffic control signs as well as the streets and their layouts.  If you were injured in a fall, take pictures of where you fell and what caused you to fall while the condition still exists (such as snow and ice, or defective stairs).

It is also helpful to document your injuries, as well as your healing in pictures.  Bruising, wounds and scars are all important to document while the injuries are readily apparent, photographs showing any medical treatment such as sutures, casts, braces can all help tell your story to the insurance company or to a jury about what you experienced.  If you have trouble performing any activities of daily living discuss these with your attorney, perhaps a video will explain these difficulties better than the written word.   Good photographs can increase the value of a claim when it comes time to resolve your case.

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