When large commercial trucks collide with smaller passenger vehicles, the driver may be able to walk away from the accident without sustaining any injuries. However, owing to the large discrepancies in size and weight between trucks and cars, the occupants of the passenger vehicle could lose their lives. Those fortunate enough to survive a collision with a truck often sustain severe, even catastrophic injuries.
Most truck accidents in the Chéticamp region are the result of negligence on the part of the truck’s driver. Truck drivers provide an essential service to countless people across the country. Performing their job is demanding to the point of physical exhaustion. Truck drivers work long hours, and often feel the need to adopt habits behind the wheel. Some of these may help them reach their destinations faster, others may help them fill the long stretches of lonely days on the road. But engaging in any number of these behaviours while operating a massive, dangerous vehicle could put the lives of other road-users in jeopardy.
Truck drivers may feel the need to go without sleep or sufficient breaks in order to reach their delivery destinations on time. When sacrificing sleep, to stay awake for long periods of time, truck drivers may indulge in the use of amphetamines, stimulants, or other illegal drugs. Driving a truck while physically exhausted and/or under the influence of drugs could end the lives of unsuspecting road-users when resulting collisions occur.
In addition to driving while fatigued or inebriated, truck drivers who indulge in various distractions while their vehicles are in motion could cause accidents with severe consequences. Truck drivers often eat meals while driving, use their cellphones or other devices behind the wheel, or engage in other distractions that steal their focus even for the briefest of moments. In the time it takes to change the radio station or check a text message notification, catastrophic collisions can take place.
Additionally, if a truck driver feels pressured to reach their destination in a hurry, they could speed excessively, ignore traffic signs/signals, or violate other rules of the road, recklessly endangering the lives of other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. When truck drivers fail to uphold the duty of care they owe other road-users by engaging in any kind of wrongful conduct and an injury-causing collision occurs, they could be considered negligent.
If you were injured in a collision caused by a truck driver’s negligence, our truck accident lawyers serving Chéticamp may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. By working with our Chéticamp truck accident lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the negligent truck driver who caused your collision. In fact, depending on the circumstances of your case, our truck accident lawyers serving Chéticamp may be able to help you recover damages from the company that employed the negligent truck driver, as well.
To learn more about how our Chéticamp truck accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, schedule your free initial consultation today by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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