Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have certain rules to follow due to the nature of their job and the vehicle that they are driving. These drivers should follow these rules to prevent any hazardous situations that may result in accidents. When operating their trucks, they should remain aware of the fact that they have blind spots. Due to the large size of their truck, they may not be able to see other vehicles that are a lot smaller. These vehicles may be out of their line of sight. This can lead to more dangerous situations. Since their job also requires them to drive far distances, they may have to drive numerous hours within a week. However, they have restrictions on how much they can drive within a day. This is to prevent them from getting too weary when driving since it can lead to more accidents. They are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours in a day and a week so that they can get the right amount of rest. A vehicle like a truck is bigger in size, making it heavier as well. A vehicle with a heavier weight needs more time and space to stop in order to avoid hitting another vehicle that is in front of them. Trucks can be heavy in weight and drivers will need to calculate enough time to fully stop so that they do not hit another vehicle and put those riders in danger. If they are speeding above the limit, they may be unable to stop in time. This can lead to accidents with other vehicles, resulting in injuries and possible lawsuits.

Can I receive compensation after a truck accident?

If you are a victim of a truck accident, you may be able to seek compensation due to injuries that you have sustained in the accident. This compensation can help cover the cost of medical expenses that have begun to pile up due to injuries from the accident. You may have to prove negligence on behalf of the truck driver to recover compensation for the accident. By proving negligence on their behalf, it can show that they were at fault for the accident. The burden of proof can show that the truck driver did not adhere to the guidelines that they must follow in order to operate their truck safely. You can work with an attorney to work toward proving negligence and gaining compensation.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.