Truck accident lawyers are often in the middle of legal battles that can take up to a year.
But with so many factors that come into play when someone is injured in a truck accident, you might be surprised how much they care.
The following attorneys will tell you what you need to know to get the best possible representation in your case.1.
Truck accidents aren’t always caused by a car crash.
There’s no denying that truck accidents happen, but some accidents are more dangerous than others.
Here are a few of the most common truck accident reasons.1) The driver of the truck has been distracted by something or someone else.
Drivers who are distracted by their mobile phones or devices, their cell phones, their laptops or their tablets are more likely to cause a truck to hit you than a vehicle without those distractions.2) The truck driver has been under the influence of alcohol.
Driving under the effect of alcohol can cause a vehicle to crash.3) The drivers’ vehicles have been in the truck for a prolonged period of time.
Drives with many miles of road have more than one set of wheels.
In a truck with only one set, the drivers are likely to be distracted.4) The road surface is uneven.
The uneven road surface causes the truck to slide down a hill, or it can cause the vehicle to flip over.5) The car or other vehicle is in the way of the trucks ability to safely pass.
Driven by another vehicle can cause your vehicle to collide with a truck.6) The traffic lights are out.
Truckers are often required to turn off their headlights and/or turn on their siren in order to make a left turn.
But if the lights are turned on too long, you can cause someone to get hit.7) The windshield wipers are off.
If you have a defective windshield wiper, the road surface may cause it to slip on the road and cause the windshield to be dislodged.8) The vehicle is not equipped with a turn signal.
Driver errors are more common when a truck is not turning.
When the truck driver turns left into a lane and turns right, the driver may not be paying attention to the lane markings.9) The turn signal was on or off.
If the turn signal is off, the vehicle will not be able to safely turn left.10) The light is flashing.
The truck has a hazard warning light or flashing amber light.
If a light is out, you may not see it.
If a light was on, you could see it, but the truck may not have a hazard light or amber light on.11) The lights were out or turned off.
This could cause the truck’s hazard warning to go out.12) The wheels have been damaged.
If the truck is damaged in an accident, it may take time for the wheels to come off.13) The trailer hitch is not attached to the trailer.
If an accident results in a trailer hitch being damaged, you have an option to attach the hitch to the truck.
This is usually not a problem in a light truck with a bumper.14) The tires are on the ground.
Tires may have been worn down and could be loose.15) The tire is too worn.
If tires have been too worn or if the truck hasn’t had enough time to repair them, it could cause them to break.16) The brakes are not working properly.
The brakes on a light vehicle will usually have a very limited amount of torque.
If you have not been properly maintained your brakes will often feel weak and will not have the maximum amount of grip.17) You are wearing too many layers.
You should be wearing your clothes and accessories regularly.
18) You have a loose or damaged tire.
If your tires are loose or if you have damaged or missing tires, they could be a problem if they fall out of the cab or the cab itself is damaged.19) You cannot see the road.
If there is an accident where there are multiple people, they are more prone to getting hit.
If no one can see you, you are more at risk of being hit than if someone can see your truck.20) You’re too close to the road to see safely.
Drivelent drivers are more susceptible to getting a hit than others because they are able to drive a truck on the side of the road with no visible signs of distress.
If they are driving at a safe speed and they see you coming, they may take a turn into the road, then suddenly crash into you.
Drived by someone else can also cause you to be hit.
If someone drives a truck too close and hits you, they will probably not be punished.21) You can’t see the truck or trailer.
You can see the sides of the trailer if it is on the truck, but you may have difficulty seeing the side or bottom of the vehicle.22) You may be distracted by someone’s cellphone.
When the driver