Truck accidents are catastrophic and result in devastating injuries to those involved. There are many ways a truck driver or trucking company can act negligently and cause a severe accident. If you are having financial troubles because of costly medical bills and lost wages while recovering from an accident, contacting an attorney can help. A truck accident lawyer can help you recover compensation from all negligent parties. Our attorneys will investigate your accident to prove negligence. Read on to learn more about how negligence causes truck accidents.
Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Trucking companies are required by law to maintain the freight trucks in their fleet properly so they are safe to drive. Trucks must be inspected every year, and drivers are required to check their trucks at the end of each workday. This can include engine maintenance, rotating tires, and replacing brake systems. Repairing and maintaining takes time, which takes the truck off the road. Trucking companies may choose to go without needed maintenance or repairs to keep the vehicle on the road and keep making money. If poor maintenance causes a truck accident, the company can be held responsible.
Distracted driving is a primary cause of vehicle accidents. When large, heavy commercial trucks are involved, these accidents become much more dangerous. Any activity that takes your attention away from the road is considered a distraction. Some common examples of distracted driving include:
- Texting while driving
- Eating and drinking
- Talking with others on the radio or phone
If a truck driver engages in any of these actions and it leads to an accident, they may be held responsible for your injuries. In some cases, there can be clear evidence showing the truck driver was distracted at the time of the accident.
Driving a tractor-trailer or freight truck takes a lot of skill and responsibility. Truck drivers must follow the rules of the road to keep themselves and others safe. The probability of an accident always increases when drivers act carelessly. When a truck driver does not follow safe driving practices, it constitutes negligence. These actions include:
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Failing to signal and check blind spots when merging
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The attorneys at Snyder Law Group have decades of experience in handling truck accidents in the Baltimore, Maryland, area. We will identify signs that the driver or trucking company was negligent. Our expertise and attention to detail are crucial in helping you get the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today to learn more.
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