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Sleep Apnea May Be A Distinct Cause of Serious and Catastrophic Trucking Accidents

Sleep Apnea May Be A Distinct Cause of Serious and Catastrophic Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving big trucking rigs can often be the most serious and catastrophic injury says California Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Peck.

Many truck drivers suffer from sleep apnea, and it’s a serious problem.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person’s throat to close up during sleep, interrupting their breathing. People who suffer from it get less sleep as a result, even if they don’t realize it, and this can cause severe fatigue. Clearly, that’s a problem for a trucker.

According to one report, research indicates that as many as one in four truckers suffers from sleep apnea. Not all of those are diagnosed, and some of them might be diagnosed but untreated.

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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.

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