Trucking companies around the nation are expected to follow a strict set of laws to help regulate driving hours and cargo weight. These rules are designed to keep truckers and other motorists safe on the road, yet some companies and truck drivers continue to take negligent actions by disregarding said laws. To avoid a serious collision with a careless trucker and the catastrophic injuries that may follow, drivers must first understand the common causes of trucking accidents.
Dangerous Load Ahead
Honest mistakes are often made on the road by many drivers. However, a large number of serious trucking accidents occur as a result of negligent actions that could have been prevented if the trucker and his/her employer had taken the right precautions. The most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Improperly-secured cargo
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Distractions such as texting, phone calls and eating
- Aggressive driving
- Untrained or undertrained drivers
Representation at its Finest
A negligent action committed by a trucker can put any motorist at risk for injury. The sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler or other cargo-hauling vehicle packs enough force to place anyone in a position of pain.
At the Ramey Law Firm, we know just how to help you and your family find the way back to the normality you deserve. Our personal injury attorney will listen carefully to your story and can create a strong case using every bit of evidence relating to your accident.
It’s Time to Fight Back
At the Ramey Law Firm, we hold your family’s needs in high regard and will work around the clock to address them. If you have suffered from catastrophic injuries at the hands of a trucker’s negligent actions, we can help. Contact our office in Dallas today for more information about our legal services.