Despite the fact that the U.S. economy needs large trucks to transport various goods across the country, these large 18-wheelers pose a number of particular dangers for many drivers on the road. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are injured by negligent truck drivers or their employers annually. Many of these injuries might have been prevented had greater care been taken to ensure the safety of drivers on the road.
If you have been hit by a truck driver on the road and are now facing both physical injury and related costs, you could actually be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers of Winston Law Firm, today by calling us at (954) 475-9666 to discuss your legal situation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can stem from any number of negligent behaviors. Drivers might be held financially responsible for these actions, since they, like other drivers, have an obligation to not endanger other road users. Several of the most common causes of truck accidents that are caused by negligence include:
- Employer’s failure to train employees
- Fatigue / exhaustion
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Not adhering to traffic laws
- Using excessive speeds or other aggressive driving practices
These behaviors are inherently dangerous, and if a truck driver engages in them, he or she may be endangering everyone around them.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury and/or expense because of a truck driver’s negligence, contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer of Winston Law Firm, today by calling (954) 475-9666.