What Causes Truck Accidents?
Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
Professional drivers and the trucking companies who hire them must adhere to very strict safety regulations in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, and throughout Northern Virginia.
Truckers are required by law to complete specialized training designed to make them safer drivers. However, many times a truck accident occurs because the driver or his employer broke the rules.
Too many truckers drive too many hours without a break and create a deadly hazard on our highways. Government regulation for hours-of-service compliance is continually changing to be more effective because truckers and their bosses find new ways of skirting the rules.
Despite handling 30-ton behemoths, some truck drivers will risk being distracted by talking or even texting on a cell phone. According to our personal injury lawyers in Manassas, the practice has become is so prevalent that the U.S. Transportation Department issued a rule that specifically prohibits texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.
Another danger is careless or inexperienced truck drivers who fail to account for the additional distance required to stop a big truck. A semi hauling a loaded trailer requires 20 to 40 percent more distance than passenger vehicles to come to a complete stop.
If you or a loved one have suffered the tragic consequences of being in a truck accident, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust to look out for your best interests and guide you through this difficult time.
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