Truck drivers need to be alert, and aware of their limitation on the road. They need to account for more distance when they need to stop, and realize they are driving a large vehicle that has many more blind sports. Sadly, some truck drivers on the road do not always take all the precautions they should. Truck drivers are responsible for safely driving their trucks in a manner that does not put others in danger. Commercial trucks are incredibly powerful due to their size, speed and weight. A minor slip up or error can cause a devastating accident.
Drivers who ignore traffic laws and safety procedures should be held accountable for their negligence. There are many ways a truck driver can commit an act of negligence. Some acts of negligence include:
- Changing lanes excessively
- Driving drowsy
- Driving in two lanes
- Ignoring road conditions
- Disregarding weather conditions
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone
- Eating while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving under the influence of drugs
Truck Driver Responsibilities
Truck drivers have a large responsibility. They are an important part of commerce, and we rely on them to transport the goods we need. People realize the dangers of trucks on the roads, which is why you often see people trying to pass a truck or stay clear of them on the roads. We try our best to trust truck drivers, and believe they follow their responsibilities such as:
- Following hours of service rules
- Regularly checking and performing maintenance
- Taking or getting enough sleep
- Paying attention behind the wheel
- Driving with caution and awareness
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It is important that you do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a truck accident due to the truck driver’s negligent actions. Whether your truck accident injury was caused by a trucking company negligence or the drivers, the sooner you contact an experienced attorney, the more evidence we will be able to find to properly represent your case. We know where to look for the critical evidence, and will do everything we can to prove the accident was caused based on the drivers or truck company’s negligent actions. Call us today to set up a time to meet with our experienced lawyers.