Spending long hours behind the wheel, going days on end with little or no sleep, the drivers of large commercial trucks face a number of challenges each day they perform their job. The essential service they provide communities across the country comes with its share of frustrations. In order to meet the strict delivery deadlines and other demands of their job, truck drivers may feel the need to engage in risky, potentially dangerous behaviour on the road.
Anyone who operates a vehicle on the roads and highways throughout the province are required to do so with a reasonable degree of caution and obey local traffic laws so as to avoid potentially fatal or injurious collisions with other vehicles. These rules apply to the drivers of commercial trucks as well. If a truck driver violates the rules of the roads, even for the briefest of moments, their negligence could have devastating consequences.
Common examples of truck driver negligence that could result in a collision with another road-users include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving under the influence of stimulants, amphetamines, and other drugs
- Texting while driving
- Eating while driving
- Improper lane changes
- Ignoring traffic signs or signals
- And more
Since trucks so vastly outweigh regularly sized passenger vehicles, as the result of a collision, the occupants of passenger vehicles can lose their lives, or sustain catastrophic, permanent injuries that profoundly affect their overall quality of life.
Some injuries that are frequently sustained by accident victims as the result of a collision caused by a negligent truck driver include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Strains and sprains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
Our truck accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury believe that no one should be forced to endure the physical, psychological, or financial ramifications of someone else’s negligence. If you were involved in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our Port Hawkesbury truck accident lawyers may be able to fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you deserve.
Depending on the circumstances of your collision, our truck accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury may be able to help you pursue legal action against both the negligent truck driver whose misconduct caused your collision and the trucking company that hired them. By pursuing a civil claim against all negligent parties responsible for allowing your injurious crash to occur, our truck accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred because of the injuries you sustained in your collision.
To review the circumstances of your collision and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, call our Port Hawkesbury truck accident lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation.
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To learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you in the aftermath of an injury-causing collision caused by a negligent truck driver, call Preszler Injury Lawyers and book your free initial consultation with our truck accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury.