The people who drive large commercial trucks provide an essential service, keeping communities connected, and delivering essential goods, supplies, products, and materials across the nation and over international borders. To carry out the demands of this essential occupation, truck drivers may feel the need to bend the rules of the road. And when they do so, the consequences can be catastrophic.
In order to reach their destinations on time, truck drivers may feel the need to speed excessively, or engage in other forms of reckless behaviour like changing lanes without signalling, or ignoring traffic signs and signals. Drivers may feel the need to operate their vehicles for unhealthy stretches of time. They might go days without sleeping, and rely on stimulants, amphetamines, or other illegal drugs to continue driving past the point of physical exhaustion. Moreover, spending so much time in a fixed position behind the wheel can be isolating and tedious, which may lead truck drivers to indulge in a variety of distractions that steal their focus from the road.
The rules of the road apply to everyone, even the operators of large commercial trucks. When truck drivers violate traffic laws and engage in unsafe conduct on the road, they put people’s lives at risk. Truck accidents are often fatal. They can also cause accident survivors to sustain a number of injuries, including:
- 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
If a truck driver engages in wrongful conduct and a collision ensues, they may be considered negligent. If so, they may be responsible for financially compensating the injured victims of the accident they caused. Additionally, if it can be proven that the company that employed the at-fault driver was contributorily negligent, they may also be responsible for providing accident victims with financial compensation for the injuries they sustained in a collision caused by the company’s negligent employee.
If you were involved in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our truck accident lawyers serving Sackville may be able to assist you. By working with our Sackville truck accident lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault truck driver and, depending on the circumstances of your case, against the company that hired them. By doing so, our truck accident lawyers serving Sackville may be able to help you recover the compensation you are rightfully owed.
To review the circumstances of your accident and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation with our Sackville truck accident lawyers.
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