Coral Springs Truck Accident Lawyer
The United States Census Bureau reports that there are 3.5 million truckers working across the country. Long-haul truckers are responsible for carrying goods across many states or even from coast-to-coast, while we are also seeing an increase of smaller trucks on the roads to deliver packages through cities and towns. Trucks are more dangerous than small vehicles when it comes to crashes because of the sheer volume and weight of them. When a truck causes a crash, the injuries are likely to be severe. The Coral Springs truck accident lawyers at Lyons & Snyder understand how important compensation is in truck accident cases because it can allow the victim to receive proper medical attention and thereby make a full recovery.
Frequent Types of Truck Crashes
Drowsy Driving—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in 25 drivers report having fallen asleep while driving in the last 30 days. Truck drivers are even more susceptible to driving drowsy because they are trying to meet work deadlines and are required to drive for extended periods of time. Even before fully falling asleep, a fatigued driver is going to have slower reaction times, be more likely to drift out of their lane, and fail to adhere to proper signaling of their movements on the road.
Distracted Driving—To fight the boredom of long hours on the road, truck drivers are known to watch TV and movies, text, or otherwise drive distracted. When a driver does not have their full attention on the road they will fail to react to other vehicle’s movements and are more likely to drift from their own lane, both increasing the chances of a collision.
Improper Cargo Loading—Trucks are top heavy, which makes them harder to steer and more likely to rollover in a crash. It is imperative that trucks’ cargo is properly loaded with consideration for the weight distribution. Otherwise a truck driver will be more likely to lose control of the vehicle during a tight corner, in windy conditions, or when they have to brake quickly. When a truck company careless loads cargo and a truck subsequently causes a crash, the company should be held accountable for the injuries others sustain.
Aggressive Driving—Aggressive driving tactics include following too closely behind another vehicle in an attempt to intimidate the driver, impatiently cutting another driver off, and refusing the yield to the right of way. Actions such as these can lead to a crash even between two smaller vehicles, but when a truck is involved the resulting injuries are frequently severe if not deadly.
Failure to Maintain the Truck—Crashes can also occur when a truck is not properly maintained. All commercial trucks should be checked regularly to ensure the brakes, tires, lights, windshield, and additional safety features are all in proper working order.
Call the Coral Springs Truck Accident Lawyers of Lyons & Snyder
The Coral Springs truck accident lawyers at Lyons & Snyder are here to support you after a traffic collision. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will work hard on your behalf to collect all of the necessary documentation for a strong personal injury case. Contact us at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation.