Trucking accidents happen often and they can cause serious injuries or death. Our team of experienced trucking accident attorneys at Raposo & Lukacs have the knowledge and resources to protect your rights and fight against trucking companies. We will pursue justice for any injuries you suffer or the death of a loved one caused by a negligent trucking company or their negligent driver.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that driver error is more likely the cause than poor weight distribution and wide turns. The list below includes possible reasons for driver error.
- Failure to Yield or Stop
- Cell Phone Usage
- Distracted Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Health Issues
- Inadequate vision
- DUI Violations
- Drug Violations
- Blind Spots
- Violation of Hours
- Unfamiliar Territory
Possible negligent parties include the company, truck manufacturer, the driver, brake manufacturer, truck loader and mechanics responsible for maintenance.
Accidents on the Rise
Trucking companies have a protocol to follow and guidelines regarding proper scheduling. Unfortunately, due to high demand for deliveries, many truck drivers are overworked and often fall asleep at the wheel. This usually happens on long routes that require a lot of driving. Sometimes it can happen locally.
Semi-trucks are large, heavy and travel at high speeds when needed. This combination can be dangerous to other drivers on the roads. For example, a semi-truck traveling at 85 miles per hour on a highway when the driver falls asleep at the wheel can cause an accident that could involve dozens of cars depending on the situation.
Truck drivers have an important job but it doesn’t give them the right to put other drivers and pedestrians at risk.
If you or a family member has been in an accident with a large truck that resulted in serious injury or death, contact our team of experienced trucking accident lawyers at Raposo & Lukacs today for further assistance.