Truck drivers have a very difficult job; they drive for many hours at a time, across many miles of territory. They drive between many different states delivering and picking up various cargo. The most important part about their job should be driving safely; the semi-trucks that they operate are large, heavy vehicles that could cause serious injury to someone if involved in a collision. The most common way that truck drivers are involved in collisions is through their negligence.
There are several factors that are out of our control while driving, such as the weather and obstacles on the road. These factors are sometimes the cause of accidents and no one can be blamed for the accidents caused by them. However there are innumerable factors that we have control over, or we can adapt in order to operate the vehicle safely
For example, if there is heavy traffic, we can drive slower in order to be prepared for an emergency. Truck driver negligence occurs when a truck driver either is not paying attention to the road, drive beyond their hours of service, or they simply don't care to look when changing lanes, among many other possible scenarios. These are extremely dangerous situations, more so than if a driver of a smaller car was being negligent. Due to the size of semi-truck s they are much more likely to cause a serious accident if operating negligently.
Other examples of truck driver negligence include:
When someone is injured in a car accident involving a truck, the injuries incurred could be very serious. If you have suffered a personal injury due to truck driver negligence, then you may be able to collect monetary compensation for your injuries.
An Albuquerque truck accident lawyer from the Law Office of James H. Wood PC will be able to advise you of your options and represent you in court if the need arises. Call to begin the process of obtaining what you deserve for your injuries.
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