Cement trucks, also commonly known as concrete mixers, are huge commercial trucks that have large drums or cylinders that slowly spin at an upright angle on the vehicle’s rear end. These massive vehicles are used to haul concrete to various construction sites in towns, suburbs and cities all over the country.
Cement truck accident damages
Unfortunately, cement trucks can cause a fair share of motor vehicle accidents all throughout the nation. These accidents can severely injure or even kill truck drivers or drivers and passengers in vehicles involved in the crash or collision.
A number of factors can cause a cement truck accident to occur. No matter who or what is responsible for the accident, however, it is likely that the victims will suffer damages such as expensive medical bills, rehabilitative costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and short-term or long-term injuries.
Cement / Mixer truck accident causes
A majority of accidents involving cement trucks occur due to human error. Examples of these causes are fatigue, inexperience, negligence, and intoxication. At times, drivers opt to forego rules and safety guidelines and drive even when fatigued in order to finish the job quicker or make more money. Driving while fatigued is extremely dangerous and puts the driver and all around him at the risk of injury.
Sometimes, drivers are sometimes made to operate commercial trucks without ample experience. Without the proper training, drivers may not have the skills needed to safely maneuver cement trucks on the road.
A driver who knowingly commits traffic violations and disregards laws puts all motorists and pedestrians at risk of sustaining injuries. The failure to adhere to safety operating standards could cause catastrophic injuries. Other times, truck drivers operate their vehicles while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs such as over-the-counter medicines or prescription medicine.
There are times, however, when truck accidents result from conditions other than human errors. Some common causes of such accidents are defective equipment or parts, mechanical malfunction or failure, unstable loads, poor weather conditions, poor road conditions, lack of road visibility, and debris.
Regardless of a cement truck accident’s cause, these situations can be extremely serious and have destructive impacts on all parties involved. If you are hurt or involved in a cement truck accident, call The Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529 right away.
Hiring a NJ Cement Truck Accident Attorney
All states have an established statute of limitations that sets a time period in which an individual may be allowed to file a claim and pursue damages. If you wish to file a claim against a particular person, business or government entity, it is best to consult with an attorney right away.
The Grossman Law Firm is a law firm with numerous years of experience in handling all kinds of truck accident cases. A competent and dedicated cement truck accident attorney will be able to help protect your rights, and help you obtain compensation for damages.
Our personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to help you recover for your injuries, medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, future losses, and pain and suffering.
At The Grossman Law Firm, we offer our services on a contingency basis. There is no need to pay money up front. You only pay us if we win your case. To schedule a free consultation, call The Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529.