Many trucking accidents cause serious, devastating injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. The main reason for this is because of how massive trucks are compared to small motor vehicles. When you have been injured, one of the main things that you may think about is negligence by the truck driver and why your accident happened in the first place. A truck driver owes you a legal duty of driving with safety and care to prevent accidents that cause injury. If they have breached their duty of care and you have been injured as a result, you may have a case of negligence.
Negligence can show itself in many forms in the midst of a trucking accident. For instance, perhaps a truck driver was inadequately trained or inexperienced, not spending enough hours on the road. A truck may have also been improperly loaded, leading to unstable cargo. In other cases, the truck driver may have been fatigued, on alcohol or drugs, speeding, or was making dangerous lane changes. As you can see, there are many reasons for these types of accidents, each one being particularly dangerous for drivers.
Accidents Caused by Aggressive Driving
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Truck drivers have to meet stringent deadlines that may put us at risk on the roadways. Truck drivers may be under immense stress, which can lead to fast and aggressive driving. Every year, people are injured in accidents stemming from aggressive driving. Some of the warning signs may include a truck driver that is speeding, tailgating, suddenly stopping, making offensive gestures, and flashing their high beams. If a truck driver is driving aggressively and not being careful, and it leads to an accident, they may have legal liability to pay for your injury damages.
Because truck accidents can be complex, you should have an experienced attorney on your side. We are personal injury attorneys who will fight for your rights to compensation when you have been injured in a serious accident. We know that an accident can change your life and are willing to help. Call us with your injury case today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi.