When driving down the highway, regardless of your location or destination, you know you will be surrounded by trucks. While most truckers believe that safety comes first, this is not the case with each and every one. As a result, there are times when a truck accident occurs, subsequently leading to injuries as well as property damage.
Trucker Negligence is Very Real
Truck accidents can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, the victims are injured. In other cases, the end result is the death of one or more of the people involved in the accident.
Due to the large size of trucks, any mistake can be magnified. Any mistake can lead to an accident. This is why truckers must pay attention all times, while also obeying the rules of the road.
While most follow the rules and drive safely, others will do whatever it takes to “make up time,” even if it means putting others at risk.
Truck driver negligence can be the result of all of the following:
- Driving too fast for the current road conditions
- Driving under the influence
- Following a vehicle too closely
- Not obeying the rules of the road
- Not paying attention to what is going on around them
- Drowsy driving
- Failing to properly maintain their truck
- Failing to properly inspect their truck
What Happens Next
After a truck accident, it is important for any victim to receive immediate medical attention. There is nothing more important than your health, so you don’t want to leave anything to chance.
When the negligence of a truck driver results in an accident in which injury or death is the final result, there are two parties who may be liable: the driver and the trucking company.
Due to the nature of a truck accident lawsuit, it is essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This person, along with their legal team, will review your accident, collect all the necessary information, and help you decide which steps to take next.
There is no good reason for a truck driver to act in a negligent manner while operating a vehicle. If you have been injured in this type of accident, contact us to discuss your case. We are here to provide you with accurate advice and a shoulder to lean on. Along with this, it is our goal to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Go to KH-LAW.NET to schedule your FREE consultation today.