We know that countless truck drivers are completely safe, and they follow all laws and regulations as they should. We are also well aware that drivers in smaller passenger vehicles are responsible for just over 80% of all trucking accidents. However, when truck drivers are in fact the ones who are negligent, it could lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries.
While passenger vehicle drivers are responsible for more truck accidents than truck drivers, more regulations exist in the trucking industry. Truck drivers can be held accountable when they are negligent, as they may cause some of the most devastating damages that could lead to lifelong disabilities.
The Stigma of Negligent Truck Drivers
A large majority of truck drivers are safe. They follow the laws and regulations set forth. They pay close attention to other vehicles on the road, and they get to their destinations without problems. Unfortunately, all it takes is one negligent truck driver to cause significant damages.
One negligent truck driver can cause an accident because of any of the following actions:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Maintenance issues
While not all truck drivers are negligent, there are some, and they should be held accountable when they put safety to the side.
What Drivers Can Do to Stay Safe
The stats say it all. Over 80% of truck accidents are caused by passenger vehicles. Drivers must ensure they’re doing everything to ensure they stay safe. For instance, drivers must ensure they are not cutting in front of large trucks too closely. It’s also vital to avoid a truck’s blind spots, which are much larger than those on a smaller passenger vehicle.
At Lowe Law Group, we’re committed to representing clients in the most difficult times. If you suffer an injury because of negligence, we go above and beyond to safeguard your rights. Let us be your guide through challenging times, and we will do whatever possible to ensure your voice is heard.
Contact us at (801) 900-4681 today to learn how we can help you!