March 5, 2017
Think about the dangers you face from large commercial trucks every time you travel in a passenger car. A crash involving a commercial truck, such as eighteen-wheelers and tow trucks, can be more catastrophic because commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars. This size and weight disparity is likely to result in serious or fatal injuries in the event of a collision.
Commercial truck drivers must be aware of the problems and dangers posed by the weight and size of the vehicles they are driving. They must also be aware of the limitations of the vehicles they are driving. These limitations include increased braking distance and poor handling. The law holds commercial truck drivers to a higher standard than other drivers because of the unique problems and dangers posed by the large vehicles they drive.
Crashes between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks are quite often caused by mistakes made by commercial truck drivers and their employers. Some of the most common mistakes are:
When you are driving near a commercial truck on the road, drive defensively to avoid these dangers. Your life may depend on it. If you've been injured in a commercial truck accident, contact Whiting Law for a free consultation.