Do you often find yourself driving in close proximity to tractor trailers? Do you worry that you could one day be involved in an accident with such a large vehicle?
Even though you do your part in remaining safe, this isn’t always true of tractor trailer drivers and their employers.
Here are some of the many top causes of a tractor trailer accident:
— Driver fatigue, due to too many consecutive hours on the road
— Failure to properly secure or load cargo
— Failure to follow safety regulations
— Reckless or aggressive driving
— Unrealistic schedules (created by the trucking company)
— Insufficient maintenance
— Equipment failure
— Distracted driving
— Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you never know what will happen next. You can assume that all tractor trailer drivers are doing exactly what they should, but this isn’t always the case.
At our law firm, we have represented people injured in almost every type of tractor trailer accident. We know that these cases can be complicated, but we take great pride in protecting the legal rights of those who have been injured.
It’s important that you do your best to avoid being part of a tractor trailer accident. If you are involved in a crash, move your car to safety, call for help and receive medical treatment. Once you do all these things, you can then turn your attention to your legal rights, more specifically the steps you can take to seek compensation from the negligent party.