Negligence comes in many different forms, and for you to recognize what rights you have, it’s vital to know how a truck driver may cause a significant crash. Truck drivers are no different than any other driver on the road, and they must ensure they’re following regulations to ensure safety for all those on the road.
Below, we’ll discuss some of the biggest dangers in the trucking industry and how they can lead to some of the most damaging injuries possible.
Driving Under the Influence
While drunk driving is one of the most significant problems on the road, it’s an even bigger problem in the trucking industry. Unfortunately, some in the trucking industry drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and their actions can cause issues in decision making, cognitive abilities, and more.
Distracted driving is more than just a problem for passenger vehicles. It can also occur in the trucking industry as truck drivers talk on the phone or on the radio, or they are otherwise distracted. Distractions can also include a situation involving the driver looking at another vehicle on the side of the road or listening to loud music.
Hours of Service regulations are in place to prevent fatigued driving. Unfortunately, some truck drivers go beyond the number of allowable hours because companies push tight deadlines. A driver who works for too long of a period at a time experiences an increased chance of enduring fatigue, which can lead to a severe accident.
It’s difficult to think that the driver of a large and dangerous vehicle is negligent. Far too often, truck drivers do things that put others in harm’s way. At Lowe Law Group, we’re committed to helping you through complex legal matters. Our truck accident lawyers give you the voice you need.
Call our firm today at (801) 900-4681. We offer free consultations to help you understand your rights and options, and we give you the answers you need.