Throughout the province, anyone who operates any kind of motor vehicle is required by law to do so with a reasonable degree of caution and in accordance with local traffic laws. The rules of the road apply regardless of whether the driver is operating a passenger vehicle or a commercial one, like a truck.
Truck drivers, like anyone else operating a vehicle on the roads and highways in and around Quispamsis, have a duty of care to other road-users. That means that, just like passenger vehicle operators, if the drivers of large commercial trucks violate traffic laws and an accident ensues, they may be considered negligent. If the accident causes other parties to sustain injuries, the negligent truck driver may be liable for damages they incur as a result of their collision.
Collisions involving large commercial trucks are often the result of their drivers’ negligence. Truck drivers spend long hours on the road, and frequently develop certain habits or strategies to cope with the realities of their jobs, many of which could create potentially hazardous circumstances for other road-users. Truck drivers often find themselves eating full meals while their vehicle is in motion or indulging in other distractions like cell phone use behind the wheel.
On top of distractions that may steal their attention from the road, truck drivers may feel the need to drive past the point of physical exhaustion in order to meet their delivery deadlines. When this happens, truck drivers operate their dangerous machines with an unhealthy lack of sleep. To temper their exhaustion, they may use stimulants, amphetamines, or other illicit substances to try going long stretches of time with no sleep. Furthermore, truck drivers may believe they need to speed excessively to get where they are going on time, and ignore traffic signs or signals along the way.
Reckless, impaired, and fatigued driving are all examples of negligence that could result in fatal or injurious collisions with other vehicles on the road. Owing to the discrepancies in size and weight between commercial trucks and smaller passenger vehicles, a truck accident could have disastrous, fatal consequences for the occupants of automobiles and other vulnerable road-users. Accident victims who survive a collision with a large truck often sustain severe injuries that negatively impact their physical health, mental well-being, emotional stability, and financial security.
If you were involved in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver and were injured as a result, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our truck accident lawyers serving Quispamsis. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, our Quispamsis truck accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim for damages from both the at-fault driver and the company or organization that employed them. In fact, unlike other injury claims arising from motor vehicle collisions, truck accidents often name more than one defendant because of the contributory negligence they have exhibited. A truck driver’s employer may be considered negligent if they knew about their employee’s history of unsafe driving but did not take sufficient actions to keep other road-users safe from their continued negligence. Trucking companies who assign their drivers impossible schedules requiring them to operate their vehicles past the point of exhaustion may also be considered negligent. If so, trucking companies may also be responsible for financially compensating accident survivors injured by the at-fault driver they employed.
To learn more about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation with our truck accident lawyers serving Quispamsis by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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