Trucks help keep our economy chugging along, but trucks also cause some of the deadliest accidents on our roads. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, the most important step in your journey toward healing is obtaining the medical care and treatment you need, and the second-most important step is obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled.
At 388CEDA, we offer the comprehensive medical care you need and can also recommend an experienced truck accident lawyer in Hollywood – who can skillfully advocate for your legal rights and for your rightful compensation – if you request that we do so.
Massive 18-wheelers are so heavy and so large that they present several automatic safety concerns, including:
Truck drivers are, however, professional drivers who are required to safely account for these dangers and to proceed with caution. When they fail to do so, disastrous truck accidents can be the result.
Truckers are held to more restrictive rules and regulations because they are professional drivers and because truck accidents are so dangerous. The fact is that many deadly truck accidents are caused directly by truck driver negligence.
Safely handling an immense semi-truck requires that the driver has the requisite skill and experience, but it also requires the trucker’s complete attention. The distraction that has earned the title of being both the most dangerous and the most common is texting (and other smartphone activities). The five seconds that it takes to read or send a text (on average) translates to driving without watching the road for about the length of a football field (when traveling at highway speeds). Truckers who succumb to distraction should not be on the road.
Because operating an 80,000-pound machine after imbibing in a drink or two is so dangerous, the law has absolutely no tolerance for impaired truck drivers. While it is typically legal for non-commercial drivers to get behind the wheel after having a glass of wine with dinner, truck drivers are held to a stricter standard, and it is not legal for them to do so.
Truckers often spend long, grueling hours driving, and this is why there are strict laws in place that limit the number of uninterrupted hours they can spend behind the wheel – in addition to restrictions regarding total driving time within a stretch of days. Drowsy driving is closely associated with many of the same impairments that are caused by alcohol, which makes it exceptionally dangerous.
Excess speed has a starring role in deadly accident statistics, and when a massive semi puts additional speed behind it, it can do an exceptional amount of damage. Truck drivers who exceed the speed limit (or a speed that is safe in relation to the condition of the road) put us all at increased risk.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, the damages you face are likely to be immense and can include:
Obtaining just compensation for your full-range of damages is the best way to help ensure that you reach your most-complete recovery.
If a trucker’s negligence causes you to be injured in a truck accident, 388CEDA offers the comprehensive range of medical care you need. Further, if you request that we do so, we can recommend a dedicated truck accident lawyer who has the legal knowhow and knowledge to help you obtain a beneficial case resolution. For more information about what we may be able to do to help you, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-388-CEDA today.
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