As you may already know, truck accidents happen all the time on a serious level, causing injury and even fatalities under certain circumstances. There may be a number of reasons why a truck accident occurs such as driver negligence, too many hours on the road, and more. However, you may not frequently consider the fact that car drivers sharing the roads with truckers may cause accidents as well. Here are some of the most common ways that these accidents occur:
- Car drivers end up in truck ‘no zones,’ which are the areas behind and beside a commercial truck where there is zero visibility
- Making a left turn in front of a truck without knowing how quickly the truck is moving
- Merging improperly into traffic, causing a truck driver to take immediate action
- Passing unsafely
- Driving between two large trucks who are unable to see you
The truth is, many truck drivers are skilled at navigating the roadways. That’s not to say that typical vehicle drivers are not; however, truck drivers have to complete many hours of training as well as receive a CDL license and meet certain regulations. Many truck drivers know and understand the size of their vehicle and how to use it.
Each year, 5,000 fatalities occur on the roadways at any given time due to large commercial trucks. How can we reduce these accidents? Paying attention to the roadways and learning safe procedures is our best bet. It is a combined effort.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may have a case. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo and Lizzi today for more information. We will work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve.