Types of Truck Accidents
San Francisco Truck Accident Attorney
It has been reported that an average 15.5 million big trucks operate within
the United States. Of course, this means these large vehicles can be seen
on the road at any hour of any day. However, due to their large size and
heavy weight, accidents involving trucks can be fatal.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a truck accident, contact
our San Francisco truck accident lawyers at Scarlett Law Group. Our team
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Due to the high volume of truck drivers occupying the road every day, truck
accidents have become extremely common. Below if a list of some of the
most common actions that contribute to truck accidents.
Speeding. On average, the speed limits for which truck drivers must abide are much
lower than for regular autos. However, many truck drivers will speed at
dangerous speeds in order to reach destinations sooner.
Drug Use. It has been reported that many drivers will use drugs and other substances
to help keep them awake through long hours of driving. However, this can
impair a driver’s abilities to operate such large machinery.
Alcohol Use. In most places, a truck driver is permitted from consuming ANY kind of
alcohol within 8 hours prior to driving. Therefore, a driver with any
kind of alcohol in the system may be charged with a DUI for driving even
if the driver is not impaired.
Fatigue. Because truck drivers are required to drive such long routes, many try
to stay awake in order to reach destinations faster. However, this results
in fatigued driving, allowing many truck drivers to fall asleep at the wheel.
Distracted Driving. Many truck accidents are caused when drivers participate in an activity
that distracts their focus from the road such as texting, talking on the
phone, eating, rubbernecking, etc.
Failure to Comply with Traffic Signals/Signs. Many truck drivers will fail to abide by traffic signals, leaving other
smaller vehicles in harm’s way. In addition, many truck drivers
forget to use turn signals when changing lanes. This becomes extremely
dangerous for surrounding drivers.
Other common causes of truck accidents include:
When to Call Scarlett Law Group
If you have been involved in a
truck accident, it is important to speak with a seasoned legal team to ensure you are
compensated for any physical harm, medical expenses, and emotional stressed
you may suffer as a result of the accident.
The San Francisco truck accident lawyers at Scarlett Law Group deeply care
about the safety and well-being of our clients. For this reason, we bring
an experienced team to your side every single time. Our team does not
settle. We seek maximum compensation for you.
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