Truck accidents can result in traumatic injuries for all parties involved. These massive vehicles, weighing tens of thousands of pounds, can quickly lead to traffic fatalities with the slightest error behind the wheel. When an accident is caused by outright negligence occurs, the aftermath can be nothing short of catastrophic.
Unlike passenger vehicles, large trucks and tractor-trailers experience a lack of mobility when it comes to driving on highways and roads. Large trucks need extended periods of time to stop, change lanes, or turn. These vehicles can rarely make sudden maneuvers that are safe. However, despite these dangerous variables, thousands of truck drivers continue to put others on the road at risk by participating in a variety of reckless behaviors.
Truck accidents on American roads most often occur due to the following risk factors:
- Driver Fatigue
- Aggressive/ Reckless Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Defective Vehicles
- Distracted Drivers
- Unprepared Drivers
Most trucking accidents are the result of preventable errors on account of the truck driver, and yet they are not the only ones affected by their mistakes. Studies have shown that the majority of individuals who are injured and killed in trucking accidents are the occupants of other cars. In the most horrific accidents the victims are cyclists and pedestrians; survival rates in these accidents are minimal at best.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured as a result of a truck accident. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.