Although majority of all truck drivers are deemed responsible drivers, some drivers feel that a sense of entitlement on the road due to the massive size of their vehicles. This feeling of dominance can lead to dangerous driving behavior such as aggressive driving, making a wide turn without proper warning, unsafely changing lanes, or not yielding to the right of way.
Truck drivers often work under stressful conditions, such as the demands of mileage quotes to be met and tight deadlines set by their employers. Such pressure from certain trucking companies can cause overworked drivers to push themselves to the limit in order to meet goals or to earn more money. A driver under stress can cause accidents due to fatigue, driving under the influence, speeding, or even negligence.
Many states in the country have set different laws regarding aggressive drivers, and there are various federal regulations on commercial trucking designed to protect drivers and passengers on our roads and highways.
Due to the added responsibility given to commercial truck drivers, these drivers who cause an accident due to aggressive driving may at times be charged with crimes. Some states may entitle the victims to punitive damages if found that the truck driver intentionally or willfully caused the accident. Of course, issues and laws regarding truck accidents are a complicated matter, and it is best that you do not get caught in legal pitfalls that may limit your claim.
If you are involved or injured in a truck accident, consult with a truck accident law firm like the The Grossman Law Firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys will help you throughout the entire legal process, and will help gather evidence and relevant documents, negotiate with trucking and insurance companies, and take your case to trial if need be.
Hiring The Grossman Law Firm
When injured in a truck accident, various issues may arise, such as how to pay off your medical expenses, how to recover your lost wages, or how to deal with an insurance company to obtain proper compensation. A knowledgeable and experienced truck accident attorney from The Grossman Law Firm can navigate through the complex issues of your accident and help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our expert legal team will diligently work on your case so you may focus on your health and recovery. We will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means that you will only pay us when we win your case.
For a free consultation and case evaluation with no obligation, call The Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529.